My horse has not been allowed to work since August due to an infection. I am now allowed to ride her lightly. (that includes a little trot and canter.) My problem is she really needs to build back up all of her muscles but most importantly her back muscles. She has a problem where her spine is too close together and the bones rub together. (it may be called kissing spine??)
I am not allowed to lunge her. (due to the infection. I can't do tight circles.)
Does any one have any good exercises or ideas to help build up muscles when riding or something I could do that does not include lunging?