Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bathurst, Australia.
Bringing a horse back into work
I've recently bought a TB, 9 y/o. He's been blobbing in a paddock for 6 mths+.
I work this horse, every single day, and almost all day saturday. I walk him in hand for half hour, or lunge him, but he's recently became wierd with lunging, and will not be sent out, we stares me down, and when I walk out from him he follows, or bucks and wuicks when I send him out. And stops after a half circle.
So I would like a sort of routine or shedule to bring him slowly back into work, im only wanting him as trail rider/paddock hack. But I would like him fit.
He has an enormous grass gut, no muscling in his rump or top line, and I also don't have an arena or round pen.
Any advice, or schedule help would be greatly appreciated, general comments and opinions for on ground/in saddle work would be great!
Thanks - Bianca.