Originally Posted by TexasBlaze
Thanks =) im hoping once we start 2 a week drill practice he will bulk up and be less of a fatty. HOPEFULLY thatll fix or at least improve upon his narrowchestedness and out-of-shapeness.
Not too bad for a 600$ grade I got when I was ten from a local farmer though xD
Aw! How sweet! He really is not the worst I've seen- in fact he is far from it! So if I made it sound that way, I apologize.
Take it slow conditioning him.
A lot of people just hop on and ride after a dull winter- when in reality, a horse needs time to build his/her back muscles again. Some good things to do for him would be to manually stretch his limbs, practice backing up and down hills, lunging him in a large circle on a hill in both directions, lots of flat ground work, and building up your riding time until it's back to normal.
Enjoy him, I love seeing horses with caring owners.