I know my new mare is overweight and I'm looking for some more tips on working her. We have a rather harsh winter and she will NOT be clipped or blanketed throughout the winter so I wonít be over working her. I have access to a small insulated arena (60x70 feet) to work without snow, outdoor round pen and hundreds of acres of blank fields. We were doing hill work in the summer but there aren't very many hills at our new location. I would hate to see her flounder so I am committed to working her (not for weight loss but so she doesn't get bigger) throughout the winter. She has access to hay 24/7 all winter and she is a PIG. Eats all day!
I guess what I'm looking for is some guidance on how to work her without working her too hard for the harsh winter. I already know how to cool her down properly and will take all the precautions :)
Here are some pictures for you to see her, the pictures aren't great for what I'm asking but they're all I have with me right now.
Thanks in advance!