I used to spend a lot of time with my two horses (gelding paint, and palamino + something or other 'mutt' mare). But I started (and now finished) college, got married and moved 4 times. They have been pretty much doing their own thing for about 4 years now. Right now and for the past year, they've been boarded. They spend all their time out to pasture (so they aren't kept in a stall) with a few other horses. They are pretty much joined at the hip though. They hang together and can't even be separated for the farrier.
So my question for you guys is: how do I prepare them for getting back into use? I want to ride them on the trails around the bard where they board. But I am a little unsure where to start. I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you so much. ;)