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    04-25-2011, 11:07 PM
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Yearling
How to warm a horse up after sitting for winter?

So, how do you start working with your horse after having them sit for winter? Some people do not have suitable place to train for winter, as a indoor arena might not be at hand and the ground could be dangerous. (Ice, unknown material hidden within the snow, risk of hypothermia, etc.)

I am partially looking for advice for warming up my mare. She is broke, but has sat for the most part for winter. She has not been ridden at all during winter, either. My dad told me that he wanted to go for a ride this weekened, so it is sort of short notice. She is also coming into heat so she is a bit moody. Dx All I need is for her not to buck the old man off, steering and hissy fits will not really matter, as I will be holding the reins for the most part.
     
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    04-25-2011, 11:20 PM
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Foal
I would think that the best thing to do would be to longe her with the saddle on mostly walking and trotting. And maybe also some ground work excersises to gain respect and stuff...
     
    04-25-2011, 11:31 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I would suggest lunging full time first and than on days you plan to ride lunge before then. I'm not sure how long your horses get off - as where I am we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to ride all year round.

Have you been working with her on the ground? Such as leading her, etc. If so than some of (Or all - depending on the horses) her respect should have stayed. However, she may still be feeling fresh and excited. Don't ride her until you feel she's worked off enough of the jelly beans on the lunge. I'd much rather have a horse buck on the lunge than with me on their back, its also safer. When you do ride, remember to take things slow. Your horse will have lost condition over the winter and fitness. Give her a nice long walk, let her stretch out and show her around again. She may be very curious. Stay confident and than give her a small trot. Don't over work her.

Just remember to stay confident and feel your horse - remembering not to push her too hard. I know some horses that you can give an extra long break and get on with them acting like they haven't had a break at all.
     

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