Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
Did all of you people who are saying ride him and ride him some more, or lunge him tons miss that the OP said this horse was between 20 and 30, has done nothing for 6 years and is obese?
This poor horse has to be brought back slowly. Not just worked into the ground for the sake of loosing weight more quickly.
Slow and steady is what is needed here.
You read my mind!
NO jumping. For cripes sakes! If the horse is that much overweight and out of shape, the impact of landing is going to cause some serious and probably work ending injuries.
Walk, walk, trot, walk.
Unless he is too fat to get a saddle on -get on him and start working. DAILY.