I see this a lot: I always give advice for rehabilitation when a horse displays these over-built, tense muscular problems.
Leave the front end alone and concentrate on the pelvis and hind leg activity. Using in hand exercises to re-establish a correct way of going.
It's no good having the back end in Scotland when the front end is in London so to speak!!
Train your eye: You can tell a lot about how correct a horse's frame is by evaluating the way he is using his top-line muscles. The muscles in the horse's neck really tell the story, with an area of bulging muscle at the top of the neck behind the poll proving the horse is in a false frame, from being pulled together from front to back. The left-hand picture shows the signs of an incorrect frame, while the one on the right shows a horse that is using his neck muscles properly.
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