Care of the Competition Horse – What’s Muscle got to do with it?

Care of the Competition Horse – What’s Muscle got to do with it?

In this series of articles brought to you in conjunction with Equitop Myoplast we are going to take a look at understanding horse muscle and how you can assess topline and muscle condition (pt 1) and then in the second installment we will look at what exercises will help your horse build muscles and what nutrition is required to build muscles. Read more

What Exercises will Help my Horse Build Muscles?

What Exercises will Help my Horse Build Muscles?

In the first part of this series of articles brought to you in conjunction with Equitop Myoplast we discussed ‘understanding horse muscle’ and ‘how you can assess topline and muscle condition’. In this second installment we will look at what exercises will help your horse build muscles and what nutrition is required to build muscles…

Exercise is crucial if you want to build muscle and fitness. The aims of a muscle development programme are twofold: to increase muscle protein synthesis and therefore the size and strength of the muscles; and to influence the recruitment of different types of muscle fibres, depending on the discipline in which your horse is competing. Read more