- - Muscle Tone.
|amightytarzan5 ||06-02-2008 04:55 PM |
Where does he need more, and where does it look good? I'm going to start working with him soon. What are some exercises that work on the points that you found where he needs more muscle? Thanks guys! http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...piderrr001.jpg
PS. He's going to be a small jumper and pleasure horse. Just thought I'd add that!
|BluMagic ||06-02-2008 05:03 PM |
He seems tone but not really muscular.
I'd like to see bigger legs muscle-wise. Like gaskins and a strong hip. I think he looks good though!
|BluMagic ||06-02-2008 05:08 PM |
Also, when I want to tone my horse up I do lots of trotting. And trot poles to keep his feet up.
|PoptartShop ||06-02-2008 06:48 PM |
He doesn't look too bad- some hill work & such will give him some more muscles. Especially on the hindquarters.
|kickshaw ||06-02-2008 06:54 PM |
He doesn't look too bad- some hill work & such will give him some more muscles. Especially on the hindquarters
also, some ground level cavaletti will help to strengthen his topline :)
|amightytarzan5 ||06-02-2008 07:09 PM |
So trot poles, caveletti (are they the same?), and hillwork? I'll need to find a hill! LOL! The land is FLAT around here. I could always make one! :wink:
|kickshaw ||06-02-2008 07:11 PM |
So trot poles, caveletti (are they the same?), and hillwork? I'll need to find a hill! LOL! The land is FLAT around here. I could always make one!
yep, same thing - except cavaletti have the ability to "rotate" to different heights :) - Oh, and be sure your guy is rounded when he goes overthem...nice and slow in a cadenced way...otherwise, well... you're just trotting over poles ;)
|amightytarzan5 ||06-02-2008 07:14 PM |
Yeah, that's something I need to work on. I'm going to post something in the training forum about how to get a horse rounded when you're lunging tham, so go find that one and help me with that!
So his topline, his gaskins/legs, and hindquarters...got it guys! Thanks!
|love-a-hero ||06-02-2008 07:53 PM |
Yeh I agree... Also try and do some flatwork in the sand, wood chip etc.. that helps :D
|kickshaw ||06-02-2008 07:55 PM |
sand is wonderful for toning one up! (if i could just find some amidst all this red georiga clay ;) )
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