Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
I agree with justsambam - if riding is out of the question due to weather and ground surfaces, ground work is key. SOMETHING to keep his brain focussed and not let him forget about respect and trust.
I'm *kinda* in the same boat as you - no arena, no barn, but we make do with our tiny front yard and we have a small paddock to ride in...still has 3 feet of snow, but it just makes them work a little harder. Because we have no barn to cool them down adn dry them off in, work is typically light, minimal cantering, and we try to keep them dry, but it's enough to keep them going in winter.
Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly