Stall or Aisle Exercises?
I'm in a frustrating situation and am hoping that some of you may have some ideas.
The horse I have been working with is not mine, but my trainer’s horse. I'm the only person who does anything with him because A. He's huge and B. He has issues due to another rider being way too busy with her hands. I live in the city, and the barn is about an hour from where I live so I only get out there once or twice a week =/. The problem right now is that my trainer’s barn does not have an indoor arena so I can’t really ride him again until April or so when the weather turns. In the meantime I’m riding at another barn that does have an indoor arena so that I can keep my position. Its frustrating because what work I have done with him is now being totally lost. I almost dread the day in April that I have to take him out and start at square one because it hasn't been easy!
I still go out to visit him when I am visiting my own horse, whom I keep at the same barn. She is 26 and I’m retiring her so not having an indoor for her is not a problem. I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions of things I can do with him in his stall or in the aisle during these winter months that might help us in April? I’m making him stretch and flex his neck with treats and would like to do a few other things if anyone can think of any?
Thanks in advance!