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  • Getting back intoshape where to start
  • What exercises canI do with my horse who is recovering from pedal ostitis

 
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    01-06-2008, 10:57 PM
  #1
Weanling
Where to start? Getting him back into shape

Magic has had a good 2 months off recovering from his Pedal Osteitis. He's not completely sound (well, it could be from stiffness since he hasn't been getting a lot of exercise due to the hoof prob.) I have heard (from my trainer & other people) that rest may not necesarily be the best thing for him because he is just getting stiffer. Also, before he was diagnosed to Pedal Ostietis, he was going lame on and off, but the more work he seemed to have helped him (???).

I was just wondering, what a normal getting-back-into-shape routine/schedule for something like this? And should I start getting him back yet? What are your opinions? I need help with this asap!

Thanks!
     
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    01-06-2008, 11:17 PM
  #2
Weanling
I'll try...
1st Month:
10 Minutes of forward walk, make him work! Do circles, leg yields, syrpintiens (sp?), walk him over poles, etc.
15 Minutes of forward trot; again, make him work. Circles, leg yeilds, trot poles, etc.
5 minutes of (fairly) forward Canter. Lol, probaly not leg yields at the canter...yet (someday )
But remember that you'll have to do it both directions...
Total = 30minutes

2nd Month:
10minutes walk, again forward, make him work.
15minutes of forward trot, ask him more...try to do leg yields, circles, etc.
10minutes of canter, circles, ask more...

Then jumping..on the 2nd or 3rd month, whenever he's feeling better, keep small jumps (even though it'll have to be small =(, do grids, etc.).
Good luck!
Sorry if that sucked, but I tried...
     
    01-07-2008, 01:51 AM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Cheval
I'll try...
1st Month:
10 Minutes of forward walk, make him work! Do circles, leg yields, syrpintiens (sp?), walk him over poles, etc.
15 Minutes of forward trot; again, make him work. Circles, leg yeilds, trot poles, etc.
5 minutes of (fairly) forward Canter. Lol, probaly not leg yields at the canter...yet (someday )
But remember that you'll have to do it both directions...
Total = 30minutes

2nd Month:
10minutes walk, again forward, make him work.
15minutes of forward trot, ask him more...try to do leg yields, circles, etc.
10minutes of canter, circles, ask more...

Then jumping..on the 2nd or 3rd month, whenever he's feeling better, keep small jumps (even though it'll have to be small =(, do grids, etc.).
Good luck!
Sorry if that sucked, but I tried...
Thanx! I will try that! I just don't want to hurt him..... but I will try this and see how it works out!
     
    01-07-2008, 02:04 AM
  #4
Foal
Just start out slow. On your first ride just walk him around for 10-15 minutes and make it short and sweet. Then start making the next couple of rides longer and longer and asking more and more of him.
     

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