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RachaelC

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PostSubject: Putting on muscle?   Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:44 pm

Just wondering what you guys would recommend for putting on muscle? My mare has a slightly cresty neck, but is weak behind and around her wither and shoulder. I know feed plays a big part, but do you also know of any schooling exercises that would help, flatwork, jumping, other ideas. Anything Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Putting on muscle?   Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:57 pm

Lots of long and low work, and transitions getting her to engage her behind and and back muscles. etc Hill work would help build her back end
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PostSubject: Re: Putting on muscle?   Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:19 pm

All of what Emily said and also im a BIG fan of lunging to, it does them good and will help to build up her muscle behind, especially if you lunge with all the gizmos e.g side reins, surcingle etc etc Wink as well as a building a good bond between you both cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Putting on muscle?   Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:21 pm

Sounds good! And would conditioning or competition mix be better? Someone told me competition mix has more protein, therefore puts more condition on. Or have I gotten it wrong?
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PostSubject: Re: Putting on muscle?   Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:30 pm

I would phone a euqine nutritionlist for some advice re feeding, Topspec have a really helpful team of nutritionlists, or Baileys most of the brand name feeds are more than happy to help with free advice, generally they will only recommend there own products.

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PostSubject: Re: Putting on muscle?   Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:10 pm

I'll give it a think. I worked her on the lunge today long&low with my chambon-type training aid. She went well, but got tired quickly, bless her Smile
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