So basically I have an arthritic 5 yr old QH mare. We used to do basic English, some trail, but most recently we did dressage. She is currently not sound for riding. If she is able to ride again, would we be able to enter into the dressage world again, or might that be too physically demanding for a young horse with this issue? I could do trail riding again. While I enjoy the challenge of an intense dressage ride, I don't want to push my horse to the point of her being uncomfortable. But I know arthritic horses benefit from physical activity?
BY THE WAY: if you want to read the story of my mare and her arthritis, which may help you get a better feel for how you want to answer my question, the link is: Don't know what to do with my arthritic 5 year old?
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