How to build up muscle?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

How to build up muscle?

This is a discussion on How to build up muscle? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

    Like Tree2Likes
    • 1 Post By Rainbows
    • 1 Post By EquineCloud

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        06-24-2014, 11:42 PM
      #1
    Foal
    How to build up muscle?

    I wasn't so sure what to put this under but I finally got the 20 year old arabian! He has been a total doll but I don't know what exercises to do to build up his muscles again. I have been lunging him at a walk,trot for the last couple of days but he seems to be getting annoyed.

    Any suggestions on how to get this boy to build up his muscle? He also bucks at a canter when I ride him but he is balanced.

    image (44).jpg

    image (17).jpg

    image (43).jpg
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        06-25-2014, 07:36 AM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Generally, when a horse needs tone, I ride them if there is not medical reason not to. Increasing the amount of work in relation to their improved strength.

    You mention this one "bucks" when he canters when you are riding him. Any idea why?
         
        06-25-2014, 10:55 AM
      #3
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by boots    
    Generally, when a horse needs tone, I ride them if there is not medical reason not to. Increasing the amount of work in relation to their improved strength.

    You mention this one "bucks" when he canters when you are riding him. Any idea why?
    I spoke to the original owner of him and she said that he turns into a rocking horse when he's not ridden in awhile. It's been 4 years since he's been untouched. But he is starting to clear out a bit.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    boots likes this.
         
        06-25-2014, 10:55 AM
      #4
    Foal
    What I usually do is go on harder trails with small x-country jumps. Going up hills is great for their back, leg muscles.
    jamesdean57 likes this.
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Need to build muscle... CBailey04 Horse Health 13 05-08-2012 11:35 AM
    Exercises to build muscle? Idlepastures Horse Training 6 09-20-2011 12:59 AM
    Build Muscle! RegentGrace123 Horse Training 10 09-19-2011 08:07 PM
    how to build muscle countrygal81 Horse Nutrition 3 04-15-2011 12:43 AM
    not sure were this should go: muscle build up lopez Horse Talk 3 07-19-2010 09:05 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0