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    05-25-2014, 11:12 PM
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Yearling
weak back muscles.

My mare doesn't have much muscle in her back, like around her spine.
I have 2 things I do to make her flex, my old trainer showed them to me a while back.
I know to a lot of backing and collecting helps as well.
But I would like to know what you guys would do.

Thanks!
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    05-26-2014, 05:32 AM
  #2
Yearling
Run a pen across your horses tummy, from between her front legs, and right back- careful, she might kick! This makes them raise their back, and use their tummy muscles. I do this with diddly,and it does help. It also gives them a little feel of what they should be doing when working from behind :)
     
    05-26-2014, 09:13 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by CandyCanes    
Run a pen across your horses tummy, from between her front legs, and right back- careful, she might kick! This makes them raise their back, and use their tummy muscles. I do this with diddly,and it does help. It also gives them a little feel of what they should be doing when working from behind :)
Thanks for that! I have actually tried that with a comb and I have never seen her raise up. Every other horse I have done it on will kind of raise up, but nor her. Does that mean it's not working?
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    05-27-2014, 05:51 AM
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Yearling
Use the pen point (just don't draw on the horse!) and don't be afraid to push a little... Don't stab the horse or anything, but make her lift away from it. If she doesn't I would suspect it is painful for her to round her back, so she doesn't. If so, it would be time to call out a chiro. But as it is, it sounds like your being too gentle with them all. Toughen up!
     

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