Many people chalk them all up to "She's an Arabian."
Others may say, "It's just because she is still green and inexperienced."
Then there is the camp that insists, "She just isn't strong enough, yet."
I don't disagree with any of these statements, but sometime your gut says, "There's more to it!"
I agreed with MT that Fancy Pont needed more muscle and further development of her topline.
This photo is from the very week she had her massage (around August 15, 2013):
|notice the knotted muscle on the left side...|
A month later, she looks like this:
|Holy cow! We really have put some muscle mass on her!|
We are ruling out ulcers this week.
We suspect an electrolyte imbalance is bringing on muscle cramps that aren't helping the muscle tension in her hips and back.
We are starting a muscle-building supplement.
Progress will be slow, but we're hoping to see realistic differences and an increase in strength over the next few months.
What do you all do to strengthen your horse and build topline muscle mass?