Working out an Out of Shape Horse - The Horse Forum
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By diamondappy
  • 1 Post By Creampuff
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 10-18-2012, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Rutherfordton, NC
Posts: 75
• Horses: 1
Lightbulb Working out an Out of Shape Horse

I recently purchased a horse that had been starved a year ago. He was a bag of bones and has been on pasture for the last year and good feed for the last two months. However, he lost all of his muscle when he was starved and is now still skinny, but also out of shape.

I'm an English rider and wondering what exercises I should be doing with him (no more riding time than 4 hours a week) to help him and me get fit. I have just been walking him this week and plan to start trotting for brief interval next week as well as adding some cavelleti. Any suggestions are welcome.

Equito Ergo Sum
I ride; therefore, I am!
Fox Hunter
cedarane is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 10-18-2012, 12:09 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,712
• Horses: 0
Sounds like you've got the right idea, I'd just skip the cavaletti for a while.
Muppetgirl is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 10-18-2012, 09:12 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ontario,, Canada
Posts: 29
• Horses: 2
We are kind of in the same situation with my appaloosa mare we rescued about a year ago -- we started exercising her in June with just walking then moved onto trotting and circles which seems to be working great -- so I would say your on the right track I would also avoid the cavaletti for now -- ground poles would be fine and will help build muscle as well. Best of luck with him it's a slow process but well worth it in the end :)
cedarane likes this.
diamondappy is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 10-18-2012, 09:25 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Danville, IL
Posts: 595
• Horses: 4
There are countless exercises you can do. A good point of reference I found, highly suggested by a friend whose mother is a veterinarian and she's owned horses for years: http://www.amazon.com/Equine-Fitness-Program-Exercises-Routines/dp/1603424636.
cedarane likes this.

"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative." (H.G. Wells)
| Missile Sweet Studio |
Creampuff is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting a horse in shape! KaleylovesCharm Horse Training 11 02-18-2012 08:45 PM
getting in shape (horse) Goose Horse Training 3 12-12-2010 09:34 AM
help me get this horse into shape JustPaint Horse Training 10 10-18-2010 02:09 PM
How to get and keep your horse in shape Waybueno Horse Riding 17 07-19-2010 10:52 AM
Keep in shape without your horse... Spastic_Dove English Riding 8 12-15-2008 02:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome