So the seasons is turning and for us here in SA winter is coming and with it much more work for our horses. So I was wondering I'm looking to up the fitness level and general training of our cow ponies and two new ones need start serious training. So I'm wondering what kind of skills do a good cow pony need to have? I know there's no substitude for real work on cattle, and they will get plenty of that, but stuff like being able to sidepass to open a gate, etc.
I'm also looking for some exercises to do with the young ones in the arena to help build their general training\ ressponsiveness.