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post #1 of 4 Old 07-22-2011, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Building up gaskins, hips, forearms..

Yesterday I was talking with one of the trainers at the place where I board about Savanna's muscling. She pointed out several things I would never have thought of, including that she needed muscling in her buttock, gaskins, and forearms. How can I develop these muscles? The trainer suggested simply backing her in circles would help tone her bum. What other exercises can I do?

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-22-2011, 10:19 AM
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Unfortunately it could boil down to how the horse is genetically predisposed. I have two black quarter horses. One is a lean race bred horse, the other is a bull dog roping bred horse.

My two year old cutting bred filly has more natural muscle than my 25 year old race bred gelding - who I competed endurance with. He is defined, but no bulk.
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is the trainer a halter horse person?
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian View Post
is the trainer a halter horse person?
Reining, primarily. She does a lot, from english to western.

Also, I understand her initial build has a lot to do with how she'll tone, but she's got the potential to get very "big". Her hips are very wide and obviously lack muscle. I know once I get her "going" she'll really fill out.

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