Thursday, July 21, 2016

Taran confo shots: BEEFCAKE

It's been a while since I've posted any confo shots of Taran, which is kind of a bummer because DAMN he looks amazing. I know, I say that every time... I keep thinking that he's done changing but apparently not!

Here's the last pic I posted, in April:

April 10, 2016

He looked pretty good in April, but the angle and the fact that he had his neck so arched helped hide a few flaws.

His May pic isn't as nice - he's standing with his head cocked toward the camera so his neck looks a little weird, but you can still see how his topline is getting stronger (especially right behind the saddle) and his butt is continuing to round out:

May 22, 2016

 Unfortunately I missed out on a confo shot from June, but here's the July shot:

July 19, 2016

I swear, he looks like he's gained 50 pounds of muscle! His topline is really starting to get stronger - that divot under his withers is filling in and so is the area right behind the saddle - and he just overall looks much bulkier. His neck is a little hard to see because of his mane, but that big under-neck muscle seems to have all but disappeared.

For comparison, here's what he looked like back in December. 

I did end up changing his feed about a month ago. I'd switched him from TC Lite to TC Senior in May, but for whatever reason he didn't really seem to like the TC Senior (weirdo). So I switched him back to the Lite in mid-June, added a flake of alfalfa AM and PM, and started him on Platinum Performance. He's also been getting a lot of trainer rides in July, so that's helping him build strength and muscle too. Whatever's doing it, his body is still changing SO rapidly!

Anybody else got confo shots over time to share? If so, do a blog post! I love these progressions!

27 comments:

  1. Daaaaaaang! He has changed so much! What a testament to your riding (and some mild nutritional changes).

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    1. It really never ceases to amaze me how much they can change in such a short amount of time. Makes me wonder how much *I* could change in the same time, if I worked out too!

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  2. Daaang. Beefcake indeed. Nice work! I am taking shots of Griffin 1x/week right now to show his slow progression back into super fitness. I'll try to put them all together in a few months.

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    1. Oooh awesome! I can't wait to see them!

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  3. He looks great. Unfortunately, I never remember to take confo shots. I should though. It would be nice to document Eugene's progression in particular.

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    1. Oh yes, you should do Eugene for sure!

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  4. The biggest change I see is in his butt! I LOVE a good butt, and his is looking super! :0)

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    1. Yeah he's starting to look kinda like a quarter horse... which he isn't!

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  5. Look how much muscle he's put on his bum!! He could teach those Victoria Secret models a thing or two ;)

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    1. Hahaha... yup, gotta have a booty to do all that work!

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  6. *swoon*
    I love these conformation captured over a number of months, I keep meaning to do it but then don't ride as much as I'd like to and also continuously forget to snap photos 😅

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    1. Yeah I never remember to take pictures on the first of the month, I just try to get pictures when I can!

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  7. Wow!!! Amazing. Makes me regret not taking monthly confo shots (which I mean to start doing every month)

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  8. Awesome!!! I love looking back and seeing how much things have changed. I did a similar post awhile ago:
    http://becausepony.com/2016/05/31/pony-fitness-journey/

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    1. Wow, impressive changes! What a handsome boy!

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    2. Thanks!! Crumble says "hi" to Paddy!

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    3. Thanks!! Crumble says "hi" to Paddy!

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  9. Such a hunk! I wish any of Bobby's muscular changes showed up when I take his monthly confo shots. He mostly still just looks like a sort of retarded camel in pictures.

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    1. I think he's less of a hunk and more like a "normal" horse personally, but thanks!

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  10. wow! what an improvement! keep up the good work!

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