What does everyone do for their warm up and cool down? For a warm up I go through the different paces of a walk and work on a lot of bending and movement. Figure 8s serpentines. Stuff like that. Then I slowly work up to the rest of our ride by transitions etc.
For a cool down I will transition back down to a walk. I still like to do the serpentines and figure 8s to keep his muscles from tensing up or having an acid build up. We then will walk for a few minutes to be sure that he is cooled off, sometimes this will be bareback because I can work on my seat and I think it feels good for him to not have a saddle on. Or we will go for a walk around the property back to the barn the longer way.
I warm up for probably 15 minutes and cool down for probably 15 minutes.
Whats your routine?