Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
I'm of no real help to you. I just bought a 16 yr. old KMSH mare in Oct. who had been used as a brood mare. She's an absolute joy to ride, but I do worry about her topline. I was told that riding would help build her back muscles and the vet that did the pre-purchase exam told me she was a really nice mare and perfect for what I wanted her for: slow trail riding. He also said that having been a brood mare, she would never regain her "figure."
I've done some butt scrunching and tummy lifting with her to make her lift her back and belly and she seems to enjoy it...but I haven't been at it long enough to see any real difference. I'd love to hear the responses to your query.
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.