I'm interested in seeing some before and after photos of your horses; taking them from "blah" (for lack of a better word ) to fit and muscled.
And if you wouldn't mind saying how long it took to achieve the results you wanted and what kind of exercises you did.
I have an older TB mare i'm working on - just lunging long and low in vienna reins right now. She needs some serious back muscle (was a broodmare). Just looking for some inspiration and more exercise ideas - she seems to be "stuck" recently, not really changing a whole lot, so I think we need to change it up a little.
Foxy- 15hh QHxappy mare 10 years old. Got her as a lease for something to play with after my beautifull 5 year old WB mare broke her leg :(
Foxy had done NOTHING other than the odd trail ride, had barely any muscle, a dull coat and disgusting downhill conformation. But hey, something to do!
(Yeah don't mind me, no idea what I was doing, had never ridden a horse so downhill before so the first couple of weeks were taken up by me working out how to stay on when the horse's back is on a massive slope haha!)
First ride in draw reins, month after I got her
3 months after I got her
5 months after I got her
Spring Dressage Championships, 8 months after I got her
^ Ohhh, me and your horse have the same name !
My names tatianna too ;) ! (even if its 1 N off, its still the same name lol! )
Never thought I would have the same name as a horse hehe. But it happens ! Not long ago I had a breeder ask me if she could put my name down on her Name list ! Hehe
And then there's Holly. She certainly wasn't in a bad way when I started working her and she was quite a successfull elementary dressage horse, but she was quite forehandy and liked to have her rider support her rather than hold herself up.