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Resuming work after weight loss

My 6 year old TWH dropped quite a bit of weight over the winter, particularly his top line, so I stopped working him even though we weren't doing much.

Now that we've gone through the whole process of deworming, weight builders, dentist, and new feed, he's just about back up to normal. I'd like to see him add another 50lbs, give or take, depending on exactly how his muscle tone builds as we do more and I start him on a new career as a jumper instead of only trails.

Since he's gaining steadily, plus the grass is coming back in, do you think we're ok to resume some light ground work, just to get him back into the swing of things?

Someone's manners have gotten rusty during his little hiatus and I think he's just getting bored and acting up.

I was thinking about 20 minutes lunging at a walk without tack 2-3 times per week for starters. Then we'd add days, tack, and speed over the next several weeks so as soon as he's ready, we can start riding again.
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