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post #1 of 18 Old 10-14-2013, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Before and after photos of top-line development ?

Exactly what the title says: Does anyone have any photos to share of their horse after months/years of top-line development? I'm just interested to see if there is a noticeable difference
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post #2 of 18 Old 10-14-2013, 02:22 PM
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Mine does. The pictures aren't the greatest to show how much difference there is, but the amount of muscle that was lacking versus how much is there now has made a significant difference in my saddle's fit. The before picture I had to use a much thicker pad and now it's almost too tight for her.

Before: Sometime last winter. I have a circulation disorder that makes my hands and feet very sensitive to cold, so with the winters here being so freezing, I don't ride much then, so she loses a fair amount of muscling. Notice how bony her withers look and that the outline of her shoulder blade sticks out.

Now: She spent all summer in a large pasture with hills and exercised herself on them quite a bit because the water source was completely across the pasture from the main gate. This built up a fair bit of muscle and I've been trying to maintain it.

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post #3 of 18 Old 10-14-2013, 04:36 PM
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I don't have any super recent ones but yeah.. to give you an idea
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post #4 of 18 Old 10-14-2013, 04:58 PM
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Here's a before-and-after I did for my horse last year:

And a recent one from earlier this month:
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post #5 of 18 Old 10-14-2013, 07:02 PM
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Jeeez, Sky turned into a hunk! *grabby hands*
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post #6 of 18 Old 10-14-2013, 07:20 PM
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Our mare was underweight and hadn't received any substantial training beyond basic ground manners when we got her. She's now had about 6 months under saddle (plus some extra groceries, quality feed supplements, and regular hoof care)



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post #7 of 18 Old 10-14-2013, 11:52 PM
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I love these- keep them coming! I hope in a couple months to have my own to post :)
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post #8 of 18 Old 10-15-2013, 12:48 AM
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Oh my gosh---> Eolith, where did you get your mare? Mustang right? She is gorgeous!!!
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post #9 of 18 Old 10-15-2013, 01:55 AM
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KayceeJo, you're right! She's a mustang. Her name is Eva, and she's originally from the Oregon range. She is one of the Kiger mustangs if you're at all familiar with them. We adopted another mustang at an event sponsored at the Oregon BLM facility and Eva was adopted at the same time by the lady who helped us transport and gentle our colt.

Eva's training was somewhat sporadic and she was passed around a bit during her first year as a domestic horse. My family and I were ultimately contacted by the original adopter to let us know that she was being given away. Knowing that she was a "diamond in the rough" and fearful that whoever else took her might not discover her true potential, we took her in. It was one of the best decisions we ever made!
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post #10 of 18 Old 10-15-2013, 02:27 AM
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Oh My Word Eolith! Is that the mare in your avatar. Bloomin drop dead gorgeous! Hell if I find a beauty like that....
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