Getting into shape for Fair
My daughter is in 4-H for her first time this year. She is wanting to take our 6 year old Haflinger mare and will show her, and then the mares foal in halter classes. Now, I have had horses forever, it seems anyway, and did a lot of showing back in my day, (many many days ago! lol) but I feel that we have a huge job ahead of us getting this mare back into or anywhere near show condition! The mare is sweet as can be, but also lazy, and a very easy keeper, so she has a lot a excess weight. I don't want to push her too hard, too fast, especially with a little one by her side. Does anyone have any suggestions for a program to start getting this girl back into shape in about 4 months?