Category Archives: In the Saddle

Getting your horse back into condition this spring.

The sun is shining, birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and you might be feeling tempted to launch full-on into your horse-training endeavors. Maybe you kept fit throughout the winter on the ski slopes or at the gym, but what about your horse? Unless you had access to an indoor arena or migrated south for a...

Tips for Topline Development

The Longtissimus Dorsi, the longest muscle of the horse,  runs over the top of the back, basically running from the croup to the withers.  The rectus abdominus is the underside of the belly.  Muscles work in opposing pairs, also called antagonistic pairs.  The extensor muscle opens up, while the flexor muscle closes.  On a horse,...

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