PLEASE, STOP THE QUARREL!
Keep this a friendly place, as it otherwise seems to be. Thank you, people
First of all, I want to emphasize that I don't need the horse to do anything other than just "look pretty". That such level of musculature will hinder the horse from any kind of work including maybe riding - that is something I simply don't mind.
exercise is not enough (and I don't want the horse to be working so hard it would be dangerous to him), so I ask for help with other ways that will contribute to the process of building such muscles. (And if someone might think I might not be serious with such goal: I assure you, I am very serious
I'm not focused only on halter horses and draft horses might be OK, but are there any that would look the way I want to achieve?
Concerning genetics, I don't like the idea of horse with HYPP and I think I would consider this possibility only if there was no other choice to achieve such musculature. But, when we talk about genetics, I wonder: genes regulate proteosynthesis and thus, they provide instructions how to build the body. SO ... what about manipulation of proteosynthesis? This should have similar results as different genetic background. I mean: what about food supplements that regulates production of proteins? Or medication - especially steroids? What about finding a way to reduce production or block myostatin (less myostatin, more muscles - look at famous belgian blue cattel)? As I said, I'm ready to consider anything, so I'm not much against such things as steroids.
Golden_horse >> Well, looking for a foal, how to find the "right deformed, over muscled" one? What features to look for to be sure the horse will one day end with the desired body form?
PS: Considering some recent posts, wouldn't feeding with no exercise cause only obesity, but absolutely not the muscularity I'm looking for? Because this way seems somehow strange to me.