Exercise’s Effects on Horses’ Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit
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Exercise’s Effects on Horses’ Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

By Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor  If you’re a runner, you’ve probably noticed that after a 45-minute jog your calf muscles seem a bit swollen or enlarged. They are responding to post-training fluid shifts, fibre hypertrophy (thickening), and the general strain of exercise. Horses’ muscles, particularly along the back, respond to exercise in the…