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  • How to build muscle on a horses neck
  • Building neck on foal

 
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    07-25-2010, 05:28 PM
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Foal
Building Muscle in the Neck

My horse is an Irish Sport's Horse.
I've just bought him and he's doing fantastic.
He does however have a very weedy neck. How can I build up his muscles properly?
Thanks!
     
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    07-25-2010, 06:42 PM
  #2
Yearling
Are you talking about the entire topline of the horse or just the neck? If it's the whole topline that is lacking problem, the advice I have gotten for Night Heat is to try to get them to work long and low, and get them working from the hindquarters, because that in turn will get their front bit to also work properly, thus bringing more muscle.

Also I have heard hill work works wonders too. But I am not so fortunate to have hilly places available for that. :roll:

Hope that helps abit.
     
    07-25-2010, 07:44 PM
  #3
Trained
There is an EXCELLENT article on this very subject in Equss Magazine. I think it's the July issue, possibly June. It might be online too. I'll repost when I figure it out and highly recommend reading the article. It explains in detail the muscles in the neck, the way they work in relation to each other, and how to properly build them up. It also shows the counter-productive things that artificial training aids such as tie downs, draw reins and martingales do.
     
    07-25-2010, 07:52 PM
  #4
Trained
Okay, this isn't the article, but I just found this link and it explains everything.

http://www.equinestudies.org/ring_re...s_2008_pdf.pdf
     

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