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        07-02-2013, 05:28 PM
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    Weanling
    Will roadwork build muscle(non ridden)

    Pretty simple question I've got, if I walk/trot a horse round the roads inhand will it build muscle?

    Any other non ridden work I can do to build a horses muscle up?

    Thank you :)
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        07-02-2013, 05:31 PM
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    Trained
    For our non-riding halter horses, we focus on trotting and backing to build muscle.
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        07-02-2013, 06:21 PM
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    Weanling
    I don't plan on riding him much because of various reason so I'm hoping to do as much as I can at the moment to build him up without being ridden.
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        07-02-2013, 06:47 PM
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    Yearling
    Yep. Drive them. Hill work. Pony them. Pack them.
         
        07-02-2013, 06:50 PM
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    Trained
    Trot him up hills, trot along side of him, yes, it will get both of you in shape, but man oh man is that hard work!
         
        07-02-2013, 06:56 PM
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    Weanling
    The roads around me are quite hilly.

    So should I start just walking and then build up the amount of time trotting gradually?

    How many times a week and for how long?
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        07-02-2013, 07:05 PM
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    Trained
    As much as YOU can handle, I guarantee you will give out before the horse. Unless you are stronger and have more stamina than a horse? If you do, I am in awe!
         
        07-02-2013, 07:16 PM
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    Trained
    ^^^ Yes. Trot as much as you can stand, everyday if you can. You'll give out a long time before even an out of shape horse will.
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        07-02-2013, 07:53 PM
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    Weanling
    I have 20 horse power ;) only joking I wish I could run lol!
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        07-02-2013, 07:57 PM
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    Yearling
    Do interval training. Start slow. Watch the hooves on pavement. You can road founder them.
         

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