I long line my 9 year old app gelding. He was doing awesome when I first introduced it to him. It was like he has done it before.
Then when it started getting colder and the snow/ice began to fall, I didn't do anything with him.
Now that it's getting warmer out, I'd like to start up again.
I long line him as opposed to lunging because he has arthritis and I want to keep his joints in good condition for as long as possible.
There are ground poles, jumps, cones and barrels where I am. And I did do some courses where he had to weave in and out of the cones.
We have done things at the walk and trot and also got him to back up.
This has all been done in an arena. I'm not yet confident enough to take him outside the arena.
Are there any exercises I can do to get him better at it? Would it be ok to set up ground poles and have it go over it?