Hi there everyone,
just wondering what you all think of my thoroughbred bijou. He's just off the track and I want to keep him tiptop condition for shows. Currently I take him out for a hack every morning for about 1-2hrs at around 7am and then he's out in the fields from 9am until 4pm then we work on join up and he gets a good session of lunging. We finish the lunging around 5pm/5.30pm and he's left to cool down for an hour so at around 6.30pm I take him out for another hack either up the mountain, through the forest or down to the beach where he's allowed to wade through the water and enjoy himself. Then at around 8pm we arrive back and he's turned out in the paddock until 10pm then he's stabled for the night. Amongst all this he gets regular grooming and baths. Does anyone have any opinions on how I am training him and keeping him fit? Is there a better way? Bijou is used to a lot of intense training as he is an ex-race horse.
Let me know! :)