thank you everyone! i agree that he needs muscle tone, the backyard barn i keep him at doesnt have anywhere good to ride, (the grounds uneven and has holes and stuff) so i usually ride in the other horses paddock but i cantwhen its muddy and its like alllllwwwaaayyyyyssss muddy. and me and him just had an accadent recently (he was fine except for some cuts, but i went to the ER). so hes gotten time offf. im actually looking for an decently priced barn with an indoor (so i can excersize him more) in the middlesex MA area. any ideas?