August 19, 2012

August Body Condition Photos

How's this for a comparison shot?  What a HUGE difference!  I'm not sure that I realized it was this dramatic.
August 2012
February 2012

His neck angle is about the same in both of these shots, and of course he has like two inches more hair in the February one (Not exaggerating), but my goodness!  I can't believe how much tighter his abdominal muscles are, how his back muscles are flat from the withers to the hip instead of dippy.  Even my distinctly non-horsey husband recognized the muscle development in his neck and shoulder when I showed him these two photos.

I'm probably a little over-excited about this because I've never affected this kind of change in a horse before.  Going forward, now that we're focusing on the canter, I'd like to see more development of the hind end muscles and gaskins. That will come.

So cool!

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