Bringing a horse back after a year off, and a injury a few years back?
So this year I've desided to get my 13 year old QH back into riding, I got him 4 years ago from someone who got him of a SD ranch that used their horses in cutting, and ranch work. He got kicked a little below the stifle 3ish years ago the BO never told us till we asked why he was limping and they told us "of he got kicked early this week" like it was no big deal. And got stall rested after we took him in adn they told us a deep bone bruise. We rub ointment on it, and after a while walked him around and then back up hill then a month and a half back with other horses and 3 weeks later riding again!
I rode him for a year and a half after. This past year he was pasture horse I rode bareback once every 1-2 months I rode him twice this month bareback and he was pretty good. He listens to his bit well. And I was going to have a lessen on the 16th in cutting, to see how he does, he wont be used as much as my other 2 horses that will be going to shows and trails this summer. But I would like to ride him.
He doesnt loung never has and if you try with the whip he just stands there next to you tossing his head.
He's out 24/7, oats once a day with MSM supplement. Hay all the time. Water all the time. Very muscular has the old time QH genes with big hooves. He also has a big head. Can streach from one hip to the other.
Streaches for his stifle? (back left leg)