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  • Muscle tone in hindquarters of horses
  • Horse riding.lessons kids low muscle tone

 
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    06-02-2008, 05:55 PM
  #1
Weanling
Muscle Tone.

Where does he need more, and where does it look good? I'm going to start working with him soon. What are some exercises that work on the points that you found where he needs more muscle? Thanks guys!



PS. He's going to be a small jumper and pleasure horse. Just thought I'd add that!
     
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    06-02-2008, 06:03 PM
  #2
Started
He seems tone but not really muscular.

I'd like to see bigger legs muscle-wise. Like gaskins and a strong hip. I think he looks good though!
     
    06-02-2008, 06:08 PM
  #3
Started
Also, when I want to tone my horse up I do lots of trotting. And trot poles to keep his feet up.
     
    06-02-2008, 07:48 PM
  #4
Showing
He doesn't look too bad- some hill work & such will give him some more muscles. Especially on the hindquarters.
     
    06-02-2008, 07:54 PM
  #5
Green Broke
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He doesn't look too bad- some hill work & such will give him some more muscles. Especially on the hindquarters
also, some ground level cavaletti will help to strengthen his topline :)
     
    06-02-2008, 08:09 PM
  #6
Weanling
So trot poles, caveletti (are they the same?), and hillwork? I'll need to find a hill! LOL! The land is FLAT around here. I could always make one!
     
    06-02-2008, 08:11 PM
  #7
Green Broke
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So trot poles, caveletti (are they the same?), and hillwork? I'll need to find a hill! LOL! The land is FLAT around here. I could always make one!
yep, same thing - except cavaletti have the ability to "rotate" to different heights :) - Oh, and be sure your guy is rounded when he goes overthem...nice and slow in a cadenced way...otherwise, well... you're just trotting over poles ;)
     
    06-02-2008, 08:14 PM
  #8
Weanling
Yeah, that's something I need to work on. I'm going to post something in the training forum about how to get a horse rounded when you're lunging tham, so go find that one and help me with that!

So his topline, his gaskins/legs, and hindquarters...got it guys! Thanks!
     
    06-02-2008, 08:53 PM
  #9
Weanling
Yeh I agree... Also try and do some flatwork in the sand, wood chip etc.. that helps
     
    06-02-2008, 08:55 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Sand is wonderful for toning one up! (if I could just find some amidst all this red georiga clay ;) )
     

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