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post #1 of 11 Old 03-24-2011, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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weight check?

Hows lilys weight looking? :)

I've been exercising her about 4 days a week, for almost 3 weeks now.
She was pretttyyy fat, a few people asked if she was in foal lol
We've now had to get her a smaller girth, and a new saddle :P
I realise she's still fat, but we're getting there lol
The first 3 pictures are from the first week, and the rest are from this week

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-24-2011, 05:45 PM
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Looks like you've made some progress. She still has a bit of a 'hay' belly but that will come off with time. If she were my horse I'd work her back muscles more. When she gets them strengthened her back will be stronger and will pull it up so she doesn't have as much of a sway to her back.If you get her rounded and underneath herself while you ride that will work her back and butt muscles and that will make a big difference there for ya. Build them up and she'll look even better than she does now!! Good job!!
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Looks like you've made some progress. She still has a bit of a 'hay' belly but that will come off with time. If she were my horse I'd work her back muscles more. When she gets them strengthened her back will be stronger and will pull it up so she doesn't have as much of a sway to her back.If you get her rounded and underneath herself while you ride that will work her back and butt muscles and that will make a big difference there for ya. Build them up and she'll look even better than she does now!! Good job!!
it probably doesnt help that she's had 2 foals in the past, so it kinda just hangs & has given her that sway back. But we're getting their slowly. I was planning on doing alot of hill work with her to get those muscles, but im not at the point were I can trust her out on a long 2 hour ride yet (the closest hill is about an hours road work away lol) im still working her in the paddock just getting used to her. She's not an easy horse to ride lol Thank you :) im glad we've made some sort of progress
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Oh, poor girl. I've had two children myself. I know where she coming from....lol. Um, some things to try at home....keeping her rounded on her back and backing up. Those two things will help build those muscles and get her ready for an up hill adventure. And you can work on those in comfort of your own arena till your ready for the open road. ;)
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Oh, poor girl. I've had two children myself. I know where she coming from....lol. Um, some things to try at home....keeping her rounded on her back and backing up. Those two things will help build those muscles and get her ready for an up hill adventure. And you can work on those in comfort of your own arena till your ready for the open road. ;)
hahahaha. Can't say im looking forward to having kids.
Thank you, i'll try that with her. As far as I know she doesnt know how to back up with a rider yet...that'll be another thing to teach lol could be interesting because she's a known rearer when she gets confused >.<
I plan on taking her to an open field about 10 minutes down the road some time this week, just so I can know what to expect when I take her to "exciting" places lol her owner says she doesnt get fizzy out on rides. Only one way to find out I guess.
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Kawaii- If you can't get to any hills you could put down some ground poles and let her walk/trot over those. That'll help lift her back up. She's a pretty girl!

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Thanks, i'll do that :)
Will jumping her help in anway?
She's an apparent "ex showjumper" so I've wanted to try jumping her for a while. I havent been able to work up the guts to do it yet though lol

& yeah, she's certainly the prettiest horse I've ever looked after lol very different compared to the usual bays, blacks & chestnuts I've been around.
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I'm not a jumper, but I think you would need to build her muscles up some more to jump so that she won't hurt herself. See if there's someone in your area that could give you lessons or keep an eye on you if you want to start jumping and you're not feeling 100% confident about it.

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I'm not a jumper, but I think you would need to build her muscles up some more to jump so that she won't hurt herself. See if there's someone in your area that could give you lessons or keep an eye on you if you want to start jumping and you're not feeling 100% confident about it.
nobody at our yard really does jumping, mostly just happy hackers.
& I can't afford a trainer of any sort, I guess I can get my cousin to give me a couple of lessons. I doubt i'll be jumping her for a while though, at least not anything over like 2ft3 lol
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Just be sure not to get hurt! I would miss looking at pictures of your pretty girl!

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