Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
I lunge my Thoroughbred for an hour and a half on some days. I transition from big to small circles, which teaches him balance and builds muscle. I lunge him with side reins or over jumps or trot poles, too. It has to be a fast, working trot, though, not a lazy little pitter-patter. That's how you build muscle.
Riding in small circles or uphill is a good workout for both of us. XD
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