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    05-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Restarting Older Horse?

Hello everyone!

My newest horse, Archy, has never been ridden for about 5 years before I bought him. I have gotten on him and rode him at walks and short trots last year (October-December). We ride in a snaffle bit english bridle, and western saddle and in an enclosed area.

I'm looking to restarting him, basic work before pushing him to do anything else (like jumping or dressage movements). What should I begin with him? Ground work is of course the starting point, anything we should begin with? Any good books worth reading? Thank you.

Archy's stats:
Name: Archy (The Piped Piper)
Breed: Standard-Appy
Sex: Gelding
Age: 13 years

We have done his feet 2 times. First time we only got the left side done. 2nd time we did the left and front right. We believe he has had a bad farrier work on the back right years ago, but my research kinda stops from when the previous owner had him (she filed his feet when needed).

Thank you.

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