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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello all! Apologies if you've already seen my threads on Ellie (and Basil), this is going to be a bit of repeat information. I have a (previously told 7 years old, aged by the vet at 10) tennessee walker rescue mare. She clearly used to be incredibly well broke due to the amount of training...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi, Not sure if this belongs here but worth a shot... Was looking for exercises to build neck muscle in horses? My OTTB has quite a thin, skinny neck- I am usually only able to ride him once a week, but know someone who I trust yo get out there more and work him. What exercises would be helpful...
  3. Horse Health
    A chiropractor told me that I need to build up a topline on my 13 year old Appaloosa gelding. Any suggestions of how I can build a topline on the ground as well as while riding him? Also how long does it usually take for a horse to build a topline? Thanks!
  4. Horse Health
    Hey all, I’ve just started leasing a 15 year old OTTB gelding who was in poor body condition and out of work for a year or two before I came along. He’s been steadily gaining weight and muscle from our light riding, but he’s still quite hollow behind the withers, which makes saddle fitting...
  5. Horse Health
    Hi does anyone have any experience with Peakcare's MuscleMx? Im trying to find the best way to make a horse super muscular with proper exercise and supplement.
  6. General Riding queries
    It's starting to get warm and dry out here so I'm finally able to start riding a little more regularly. All last summer/fall I worked really hard at keeping Nav in shape and dry lotted him for most of that time to help him lose weight - he was very heavy, and at risk for founder over the...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone! I have a 21 year old Arabian I ride in pretty much everything (mostly barrel racing/ hunter under saddle/ western pleasure). Anyways, I am wanting him to get more butt muscle :lol:, I know he is no quarter horse that can get huge muscles, although this past summer he did start to...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey! So I have a horse that's already pretty well built but I really want to start getting him more toned for the upcoming show season. Please keep in mind if you post tips I am looking for NON forceful ways. I also cannot use trails/hills because of the location of my barn.
  9. Horse Health
    I know many people say that topline helps a horse when it is ridden because a horse's back wasn't made to carry the weight of a rider. But I have a buckskin that I am mainly just going to play around on and trail ride, occasionally do a rodeo for fun with my friends, compete in some SCA events...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    The horse I am currently riding seems very unbalanced in canter under saddle, She was trained by a backyard rider who either walked trotted and did more of an out of control gallop/canter. I lunge her and she picks up the canter and proper lead alright but she has to run into it or she cant seem...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all- yesterday I had a saddle fitter come out to ensure my saddle was fitting correctly. I have recently purchased a 10 year old 16hh untracked thoroughbred mare. Previously I had been riding this same horse for a solid 4 years. We mainly plot around hunter style, do some jumps, nothing...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My 15 year old mare has just had about 2 years off and I recently gave her a refresher as I will be putting her up for sale. She's now back to doing w/t/c without a fuss but I'm looking for some good exercises to build up some muscle on her again. I can't canter circles on the right side as she...
  13. Horse Health
    Yesterday, my horse got diagnosed with heaves. The vet told me that I could soak her hay and stuff but is there anything I can do to really solve the problem? Also, the vet had also noticed that she had lost a bit of muscle mass. What can I do to build that back up? I only really noticed my...
  14. Horse Health
    Hey y'all just wondering if anyone has had any luck with muscle building supplement in senior horses? I have a 25 yo QH mare who is on Seminole senior wellness feed, AniFlex joint supplement and free reign on a pasture full of grass and clover but really can't keep muscle on her with the light...
  15. Horse Health
    My horse is the right weight for his height/body type, but he lacks muscle tone. Are there any exercises I can do (on the ground or riding) that can help him build muscle?
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone, I just got a new paint mare as a rescue. She is 9 years old and is NOT underweight (of course I'm still trying to add weight to her) She does however lack a topline. This is a bit of an understatement. She has no muscle in her back at all. I am wondering what kind of exercises I...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi Guys I'm looking for some advice with regards to excercises to build muscle in especially my 20 year old gelding, we didn't ride as much last year and his age is starting to tell. His back seems to be sagging so I want to concentrate on that but also general fitness. We only do trails, so no...
  18. Horse Health
    I have a 4 year old thoroughbred mare, so naturally she will look on the skinnier side. But I would like for her to gain a little but more weight and muscle. I trot up and down hills, and we do topline and lateral work. As for weight, I want to try something that will gradually put weight on...
  19. Horse Health
    I just bought a new horse. I don't know much about him other than he is approximately 7-10 years old, Quarter Horse Cross, gelding, and he's relatively small in stature (about 15hh). He was very much underweight when I first brought him home about 2 months ago. I switched him over to Nutrena...
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