So I want to have Dolly ready for a driving show by next Fall. I have a year to get her ready and she's already Amish broke to drive single, double, pull and plow.
She hasn't been driven in three years so I'm going to ground drive her this fall and winter to get her brushed up on her commands and cues before hooking her to my light two wheeled show cart.
So what I want is some suggestions on getting her ready. What sort of exercises can I do through ground work to get her conditioned? Does anyone have any suggestions on exercises that might be fun while I do some ground driving?
I only know some exercises I've learned to get in practice for tough riding such as riding through snow to build strength and stamina, etc.
I'm eager to learn so give me your input. I'll give you the most recent picture of Dolly so you can maybe get an idea of where she needs work based on her conformation. Dunno if you'll get anything out of the picture but it's worth a shot. She's ridden lightly (30min. To half an hour of trail riding on flat ground) once every week to once every two weeks. Mainly she's been pampered the last three years.