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        12-26-2013, 08:06 PM
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    Getting my horse back into riding

    My horse has been off from an injury for 4 months. I want to SLOWLY get back into riding. Does anyone have a schedule that I can work off of. Whether if it's from experience or just an idea. We do english and western but we definitely want to get back into jumpers again. He enjoyed it so much! I personally think he's missing it (;
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        12-26-2013, 08:19 PM
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    I generally start getting a horse back into condition after a lay up by ponying. If that is not possible, then I start by walking. Depending on the injury and the severity I may be careful to pick easy ground, or not.

    When the horse can handle a couple hours of that with no ill effects, I may introduce trotting, and increase that as the horse shows me it is able.

    It's really hard to say without knowing the whole history of the injury and the horse's general condition and conformation. But the above is just a general idea.

    Good luck. Hope your horse is completely recovered and has no further trouble.
         
        01-02-2014, 11:32 AM
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    I generally start getting a horse back into condition after a lay up by ponying. If that is not possible, then I start by walking. Depending on the injury and the severity I may be careful to pick easy ground, or not.

    When the horse can handle a couple hours of that with no ill effects, I may introduce trotting, and increase that as the horse shows me it is able.

    It's really hard to say without knowing the whole history of the injury and the horse's general condition and conformation. But the above is just a general idea.

    Good luck. Hope your horse is completely recovered and has no further trouble.
    He has a bone splint and bad thrush that his old owners didnt take care of when I was gone. But he hasnt been worked in 8weeks and he still has 3-5 more weeks of stall rest. That's all though. Nothing bad. Thank you for the input (:
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