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  1. Horse Training
    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...
  2. Horse Health
    Hey! My horse Steps (I know... A weird name :lol:) is extremely tight in his neck and poll. I have had him out of work for 6 months because of laminitis. He never used to be this badly stiff in the neck, just now since I have started riding him again. So I was wondering what I should do? Get...
  3. Rider Wellness
    Just thought that I'd share my neck injury scare now that Im recovered! Basically, after a 6 year marathon of having my butt never hitting the ground after being on the back of a horse, I got bucked off by my horse Batman, and it was mostly my fault! Let me write you a story! After Batman...
  4. Horse Talk
    We got my geldings neck injected about a day ago due to some minor arthritis in his neck. Woke up this morning to see four large swollen bumps along his neck on both sides, one is quite messy the others are just large and swollen. His neck is very stiff. Is this normal? Should I worry about the...
  5. Horse Health
    Hello! This is my first time ever posting on a forum, but I am looking for some support. I have a 12-year-old OTTB gelding with the sweetest personality and biggest heart. He has always had a weak back end and starts stiff moving under saddle, but this summer he's been worse. I noticed he didn't...
  6. Horse Talk
    So ive owned my QH for 4 and a half years and have noticed he rarely raises his head past this and i read something a while back about people 'breaking' their necks so they will keep it low or collected, the only time he raises it is if hes spooked. does anyone know anything about this? or have...
  7. Horse Health
    I went out to the barn a few weeks ago and my gelding had a lump a little above were his neck meets his chest. I poked and prodded it for a while and didn't seem to cause him any pain. It's about half the size of a potato and you can sort of pick it up under the skin and its more hard than...
  8. Horse Training
    He has come a very long way and I am so proud. Anyway, I see that he kind of "bobbles" in and out when on the bit. Will stillness of the head come as his neck muscles become stronger? Or is there something I'm doing wrong? Any help/suggestions are welcomed! Thank you.
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