Top of the neck less developed than the bottom

Yesterday Iwas talking to a rider, I had seen riding his horse. The horse had a thick neck, which means: the top of the neck is less developed than the bottom.

It is common for horses with an under-neck to also have a "dip" in front of the withers. This dip and under-neck are signals that something is wrong with the rest of the body. Yesterday's horse walked with a hollow back under the rider.

When the rider released the reins, the horse stretched his neck forward but walked unevenly at the trot. At the walk with long reins, he walked a little better, but you could tell by his ears, eyes and tail that he was not happy.


The rider in question told me that his horse certainly was able to move with his head down and his neck up. If his instructor rode the horse, took the reins considerably short and pressed the horse significantly forward with his legs, the horse would walk very well in a good position … he said.

He also said that afterwards the horse was very tired, irritated, and reluctant to get the saddle back on.

We talked about Postural Gymnastics, the way I train a horse.  

🔹 How to teach a horse to develop the right muscles.

🔹 So that he can carry us easily.

🔹 To train a horse in a healthy and respectful way.

🔹 So that he gets an agile, flexible, and pliable body

🔹 A correct posture.

🔹 To give him the chance to strengthen his abdominal and back muscles.

🔹 His top-line.

🔹 By teaching him to put equal weight on each leg.

🔹 And by improving his natural asymmetry.

"Yes, but it takes so much time! " He said.

Nevertheless:if you teach your horse to develop better symmetry, it will result in a healthy mental attitude and motivation. And then you can start doing with your horse what you bought him for in the first place.

The path to this may be longer than forcing and kicking a horse into a certain posture, breaking him and dominating him.

But during this period of training your horse in a healthy and respectful way, you will see it reflected in the way your horse develops physically and mentally.

And you will see it reflected in the results of the discipline you enjoy practicing with your horse. You both end up developing much faster than with the"quick fix".

Let's face it: when a small child starts to stand and walk. And falls repeatedly. Then, after a couple of days of trial and error, you don't say to yourself: "This is going too slow, this isn't going to work. I'll just tie some wooden slats along his legs.  At least he'll stay up”.


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