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  • hay belly from bad hay

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    09-29-2008, 06:29 AM
Sonny, based on your picture, I don't see a hay belly, just a nice heart girth.
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    09-29-2008, 08:26 AM
Long trotting.... along with hill work, controllled cantering, etc... Lunging also does not make a horse crazy...unless you are doing something way wacked with them. I lunge my horses all of the time to help with their fitness level it also heps with training and respect. Where I keep my horses she has a round pen so I am able to free lunge them in their and I've been able to really work on them respecting me and voice commands...

Also with winter coming a little extra weight isnt the end of the world. He doesnt really look that bad. Ride, Ride and more riding...thats the only thing you can do since he is free ranging and you can't control his food consumption.
    09-29-2008, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by SonnyWimps
QuarterPony, I'm anti-lunging. I feel that it just works the horse up more and gets them crazy. Also there are so many things that I'm working on with Sonny that I believe lunging would ruin the progress that I already have with him and future progress.
Lunging properly is no different than working in a round pen. My horses calm down when lunging; we work on lots of transitions and voice commands while on the line. I never let them get "crazy". Teaching a horse to walk on the line is one of the best things you can do! It's people who LET their horses run around willy-nilly that make their horse "crazy"...
    09-29-2008, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by SonnyWimps
sorry for the double post, but was going to post a picture of him
From the fair from last month, but he had his hay belly then also hehe
Sonny, I think he looks great. I wouldnt focus on his belly. If you were at all concerned about his looks, I'd focus on the butt muscles and the neck muscles. He really looks great, SO much better than at his previous home. I think he looks AWESOME. Can I have him? I promise I wont' longe him.

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