I have two horses at home. A 6 year old Quarter Horse mare named Andie, and a now 30 year old pony ( my very first horse) named Baylee. I've been working with Andie for two years- breaking her to ride as well as teaching her barrel patterns, ground work ect.
I stopped riding Baylee about teo years ago ( give or take a few months) because I out grew her and because I became to heavy for her and moved up to Andie. I feel bad when I take Andie out to ride or lunge and Baylee tags along with a hopeful look on her face but only gets to 'watch'. Ever since I started riding Andie more and had to stop riding Baylee, she looks more..sad than she used to and for a while was quite depressed ( I guessed it was from not being ridden and losing her 'job').
I've tried lunging her ( only doing walk trot) so she doesn't feel left out but I found that she can't trot because of arthritis in her knees that keep her from doing so despite her looking quite happy at the time.
What are some fun little activities that I could do with Baylee so she feels like she's been given a job or completed a task?
NOTE:* It can't be anything to hard/ strenuous because she is old ( obviously xD)and can't move like she used to.
Thanks for the help!