Originally Posted by AussieDaisyGirl
Thanks! Do you think with more exercise that she'll gain weight? Well obviously she'll muscle out so that ought to help too I'm sure.
I would just keep working her as you normally are, and she will gain muscle. However, if you want a horse to build muscle, obviously it has to come from somewhere. That is why when you start to work a horse more, or harder, you typically up their hay (forage = protein) or their feed. I like to just up their protein intake, in the form of hay or pasture (grass).
I think she could use maybe just a little more weight, not a whole lot, and a lot of muscling now.
The more you exercise her, the more she'll gain muscle. But you also have to make sure she's getting enough groceries to produce those muscles and isn't going to lose weight from the exercise. Keep the weight up, to build muscle. :)
Hope that makes sense.