How should I get my horse fit again

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How should I get my horse fit again

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    07-13-2012, 11:37 PM
How should I get my horse fit again

I'm leaving for England on July 14 and I'm staying there for about a month ( and I'll be seeing some of the Olympics ( team showjumping)) (YAY!!) my horse usually gets a bit crazy if I havn't ridden him in 5 days let alone 5 weeks!!!!! I was just wondering if I should ease him back into work (walk trot canter and jumping around 1-2 feet) or just keep going how I use to.

Please say how long I should ease him back into work before I can go back to normal work.
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    07-13-2012, 11:51 PM
He should be fine. If you don't feel safe, lunge him first to get him in "working" mode and then hop on and ride with a good warm up and cool down.

    07-14-2012, 12:06 AM
Thanks I'll try that

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