Am I going too fast? Lame horse back to work.
Okay so my horsey is very fit, but he pulled up lame. He had 13 days off of work. Only got 6 out of the 13 days turnout, which is approx. 12 hours a day.
I'm getting him back into work now because hes completely sound YAY! But I'm wondering if it's too much too quick?
He was sound Monday, so here's my schedule so far.
Monday - 15-20 minutes walk. Maybe 1 min trot.
Tuesday - 10 minutes walk. 15 minutes trot. 30 second canter -- because he wanted to run! - feelin good!
Wednesday - 10 minutes walk. 25 minutes trot. 3 minutes canter - walk breaks in between.
Today I wanted to jump him very little. Maybe just poles. He is used to jumping around 3', so I feel like 18" isn't going to do him harm.
He is very sound now, and is moving great. Just wondering if I should cut back at all? Is this too much work for 13 days off?
P.s. I have to get him back up to work by next tuesday -- 8 days from when I started him back up. I have a clinic with Stephen Bradley and I really was looking forward to it. Just want Indy to be comfortable doing his job!