Getting a horse into shape for eventing - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 07-08-2013, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 26
• Horses: 2
Getting a horse into shape for eventing

I'm not sure whether this sort of question belongs in the eventing thread or the horse training one, so I just put it in this one. I'm about to buy a 12 year old Hanoverian gelding who hasn't been in work for 1 1/2 years. I'm hoping to do eventing with him, so does anyone has any tips about getting a horse back into shape after a long break? And how long would it take for both of us to get into condition for an event?
countfalcon is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 07-08-2013, 08:36 AM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,303
• Horses: 4
What kind of event? Ride him 3x a week and he could easily do a schooling show to get his feet wet. If it were me, I'd stay at BN schooling shows this year and go from there.
palogal is offline  

eventing , getting into shape , training

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Get a horse in shape?? Kaidsk Horse Riding 3 03-02-2013 05:23 AM
Getting in Shape for Eventing? (horse) DrillRider Eventing 8 02-21-2013 06:39 PM
Getting back in shape for Eventing help... mysteryrider Eventing 5 12-09-2012 08:24 AM
I need to get my horse in shape! Allymisty Horse Health 2 11-29-2012 08:11 PM
best age for a eventing horse to actually start eventing. horsegirl1995 Eventing 8 11-30-2010 01:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome