That Cresty Neck: Is It Muscle or Fat?

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“Lily has developed a really nice neck and topline,” my trainer remarked after a jumping session last week. Sure enough, after untacking and taking a step back in the grooming stall, I noticed that Lily has, indeed, developed quite a nice figure. Smiles and mental high-fives all around!

I love sport horses with nice round necks like Lily’s.

Photo: Stephanie L

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Alexandra Beckstett, a native of Houston, Texas, is a lifelong horse owner who has shown successfully on the national hunter/jumper circuit and dabbled in hunter breeding. After graduating from Duke University, she joined Blood-Horse Publications as assistant editor of its book division, Eclipse Press, before joining The Horse. She was the managing editor of The Horse for nearly 14 years and is now editorial director of EquiManagement and My New Horse, sister publications of The Horse.

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