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Time to start Losing that hay belly :)

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  • How to loose a hay belly in horses
  • Horse lose hay belly winter

 
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    03-05-2011, 10:47 AM
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Time to start Losing that hay belly :)

Now that is starting warm up I want to work on getting Riley to lose his hay belly....any suggestions?
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    03-05-2011, 12:20 PM
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My horse also has a huge grass belly at the moment and I just started off slowly. If he hasn't been worked then its best to start a basic fitness regime. I think there are lots of good fitness programs out there (looking online is always a good place to start) but basically start off with walking, gradually building it up then trotting and then cantering. Lots of work up and down hills, work over trot poles, work on circles/serpentines/figures of eight etc. All of those help with getting your horse fit again and loosing the belly =)
     
    03-05-2011, 04:16 PM
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Foal
Get him back into a riding routine again, but take it slow. Start from the ground, refresh any manners etc and lunge for a few days. Let him work off both his attitude and at the same time get back into the working mindset. When you put him under saddle agian, I would suggest again, starting slow. Walk him around, bend, flex, work over poles and on the fenceline. Take a few days/weeks to build him back up and then take him where he needs to go :)

After getting those little winter quirks worked out, I like to lead into trotting/loping serpentines, figure eights, ove poles, around some barrels etc. Get him limbered up and then go back into what you were doing before winter hit :) Whether that is jumping, flat work, rail, trail, or any Western dicsipline too. Hope he does well, within a few weeks you should have a sleek and well mannered horse ready to get back to work ^^ Good luck!
     

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