Okay, so my guy is pretty out of shape because of it being winter and all. He's not fat, just needs to build up muscle, especially in his hinquarters. I need to get him in shape, especially if I am going to be going to study with Karen Rohlf. However I don't have an arena so obviously this makes working him harder. I want to work him on hills and do my 6 week hill therapy program, but right now the weather suuuucks and the ground is muddy, so that's out of the question at least for now.
I know what I want to do with him on the ground, but while riding I guess I need ideas on an exercise program. Like how many minutes of trotting and cantering especially. I have a couple ideas on exercises to do with him, but I definitely need to get his endurance up! And how long to keep it up, when to change it, etc. With my other horse, who I lost on V-day, I never really focused on this much because he kept himself in pretty good shape and all I did with him was trail ride, but I want to jump and do dressage with my warmblood so he needs to be in tip-top shape. This is one area where I want to gain more experience in...exercising for performance. So any ideas would be greatly appreciated!