Hello everyone :)
I took in an aged (15-17 year old) Hanoverian broodmare in July who had just weaned her foal and was destined for an ill fate at the slaughter house. She has been an absolute pleasure to have and has many years of leisure left ahead of her.
Since July, she has gained roughly 220lbs. I really want to help her re-develop her top-line and "girlish figure", and so far she has come quite a long way, but we still have some work to do. We have been working on lots of lunge work, trot work with side elastic side reins and a surcingle, trot poles and small cavaletti's. I was wondering if anyone had any additional ideas to help her re-develop her top line. Any feedback would be much appreciated!
The first picture is immediately after weaning her foal in June 2012, and the second picture is the day she arrived at my farm in July, 2012.
The last two pictures are showing her progress upto October 2012.