- - Stiffness
|Minnie ||02-01-2012 09:07 PM |
My eventer, who was always able to bend nicley and be on the bit well, had a few weeks off from a cut on her leg. Since I have been working her again, she is very stiff. I know it will just take time, but does anyone have any suggestions for helping her supple up a bit?
|sierrams1123 ||02-01-2012 09:10 PM |
Do a lot of bend and flex workouts with her....also would not hurt to get her teeth checked out.
My mare was out for 6 months due to an injury and I had no issues with her being stiff when I started working her again, all horse are different so it could be the time off but I would rule out any teeth issues first.
|ElaineLighten ||02-02-2012 01:54 PM |
circles, serpentines, hourglasses, figure 8s!
|Skyseternalangel ||02-02-2012 02:12 PM |
Warm up on a nice long loose rein, with lots of figures and other suppling exercises like shoulder in, haunches in, warm up w/t/maybe canter to stretch her out.
She'll come back!
|ElaineLighten ||02-06-2012 02:18 PM |
circles, figure of 8s, serpentines, hourglasses, spirals!
My loan mare is stiff in trot at the start of our workouts, she needs a canter to loosen up but when it's icy I go back to bendy exercises
|DuffyDuck ||02-06-2012 02:20 PM |
Try adding Rhux Tox to her food, its homeopathic, I use it on both my old deaddogwalking and my old horse who at 20 is springing around dressage arenas like a 10yo!
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