bringing a horse back into work
hi! I've just started leasing a clydie x, he is 16 and 15.2 and has had a pretty easy life to date. He has been out of work for about a month and before that I am unaware of how much riding (workout riding I mean) but I do know the previous rider is into farm hacking with him. It's my job to bring him back into work during the winter ready for the next pony club season, I know you should do this lightly, like you would when training for a marathon but how lightly do you reckon? I was working on canter transitions today for about 20 minutes and took him for a hack over the farm, I will be riding almost every day and was just wondering what your guys ideas are when bringing a horse into work? I have aaaaaaa looootttt of time to spend with this guy so slow and steady isn't a problem.
What exercises would you do? suggestions for things I can do with this fella would be greatly appreciated! (I just would like a more solid idea of what I should do each day!) Thanks heaps!