Here are some tips on how to develop a strong topline in your horse.
Assess your situation. ...
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Backing up. ...
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When in doubt, ride less with your hands.
Nevertheless, what causes a horse to lose topline?
Body Condition (Fat Cover): Several factors can contribute to muscle loss along the topline including age, workload (overtraining), injury and, most importantly, the horse's diet. ... There are instances when horses are over-conditioned but malnourished. In other words, horses are overweight but lack muscle.
Hence, what should I feed my horse to build muscle? Thunes says whey protein that provides the branched-chain amino acids, especially leucine, will help support muscle development, as well. For some horses Mueller might recommend a diet ration balancer with high protein or purified amino acid supplements.
At the very least, which senior horse feed is best?
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These sources of fiber include beet pulp, rice bran, or alfalfa meal because they are easier for horses to digest.
A feed designed for younger horses may only have 8-14% crude fiber while senior feeds have 16% to 20%.
What should a horse's topline look like?
An ideal topline can be described as well-muscled, displaying a full and rounded athletic appearance, lacking concave or sunken-in areas, providing ability for sustained self-carriage. This region of the horse is a good visual indicator of the whole body amino acid status.
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Simply hold bait (such as a carrot) close enough to the horse's mouth where he will stretch to get it. Move the bait around the horse's body(i.e.toward a shoulder, elbow, or hip). This will help your horse use his full range of motion by stretching and relaxing the body.