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LoveIsTheAnswer 06-15-2013 08:54 PM

Does making a horse round make them use their backs?
 
I'm really hope so. Cause my horse isn't using her hind or her back at all.

Muppetgirl 06-15-2013 09:02 PM

Yes, having a horse round through its back causes the hind legs to reach further under and (usually) the head will drop. Think of the horses body as an arched bridge.....an arched bridge is stronger than a straight bridge or a swing bridge:)

bsms 06-15-2013 09:31 PM

Rounding the back doesn't make them use their hind end. Using their hind end for something other than forward thrust may round the back some, although there seems to be some debate.

Can you be more specific? What do you mean by "making a horse round"?

Golden Horse 06-15-2013 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bsms (Post 2811834)

Can you be more specific? What do you mean by "making a horse round"?

Good place to start:wink:

LoveIsTheAnswer 06-15-2013 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bsms (Post 2811834)
Rounding the back doesn't make them use their hind end. Using their hind end for something other than forward thrust may round the back some, although there seems to be some debate.

Can you be more specific? What do you mean by "making a horse round"?

I mean like making them lower their necks in to frame.

bsms 06-15-2013 10:45 PM

Lowering their necks into a frame will not cause the horse to start using its rear or its back.
"The thought that the lowering of the neck does increases the range of motion of the horse’s thoracolumbar spine is also inaccurate....The truth is that the effects attributed to the lowering of the neck cannot be achieved by acting on the neck. Neck postures are convenient short cuts promising results that are in fact the outcome of precise coordination of the horse’s physique, starting with the decelerating and propulsive activity of the hind legs and continuing with the capacity of the back muscles..."
Stretching the Neck

Kayty 06-17-2013 05:54 AM

It's a double edged sword. Without roundness you will not have a loose, swinging back. Without a loose, swinging back you will not have roundness.
Work more on developing done pushing power in the hind legs, get a good instructor and the roundness + effective back will come.
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