Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
To build back muscle, you should do lots and lots of bending! Figure eights, serpentine, circles. Lunging is great, too. Ride up hills as much as possible and do trot poles to get her leg muscles working. Trotting over cavalettis is even better. And keep her at a good working trot. Trotting builds muscle, and cantering burns more fat, so I wouldn't canter her a whole lot until she's in better shape.
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