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  • Are arabian horses muscular?

 
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    09-19-2011, 09:58 AM
  #1
Foal
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I have a 10 year old arabian western pleasure mare, Im trying to come up with ways to build and bulk up her muscle. I will take any suggestions in the way of activites, nutrition, supplements, ect.
     
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    09-19-2011, 10:16 AM
  #2
Yearling
Backing a horse up on the ground muscles their back and rump up. Back a few circles before and after you ride. Make sure you warm up properly. Get the horse limber and supple. Teach your horse to leg yield and side pass. Walk and trot up hills.
     
    09-19-2011, 10:46 AM
  #3
mls
Trained
Arabs do not get the bulk muscle mass that the average stock horse breed does. A fit Arab will 'ripple' but sorry - no bulk!
     
    09-19-2011, 10:53 AM
  #4
Showing
Mls is right. Arabians don't 'bulk up' the way a stock breed will, so if you're going for that look you'll be disappointed.
     
    09-19-2011, 10:58 AM
  #5
Started
While she'll never bulk up to look like a QH, generally speaking.... trotting builds muscle.
     
    09-19-2011, 11:11 AM
  #6
Yearling
What breed of arab is he?
     
    09-19-2011, 11:19 AM
  #7
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by kctop72    
what breed of arab is he?
Arabian is the breed.
     
    09-19-2011, 11:29 AM
  #8
Yearling
But is he a Polish, Egyptian or German bred. I have a friend that has a Polish bred gelding and he is built stocky and is very muscular.
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    09-19-2011, 04:19 PM
  #9
Foal
Thanks. Yes im not looking for QH bulk. I know that wont happen but im looking for show ring bulk like some of the fancier western pleasure arabs have. She is polish.
     
    09-19-2011, 04:23 PM
  #10
Showing
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Originally Posted by kctop72    
But is he a Polish, Egyptian or German bred. I have a friend that has a Polish bred gelding and he is built stocky and is very muscular.
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Yes, but those are types or strains of Arabian, not separate breeds. They're all Arabians.
     

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