Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southern Colorado
Get him back into a riding routine again, but take it slow. Start from the ground, refresh any manners etc and lunge for a few days. Let him work off both his attitude and at the same time get back into the working mindset. When you put him under saddle agian, I would suggest again, starting slow. Walk him around, bend, flex, work over poles and on the fenceline. Take a few days/weeks to build him back up and then take him where he needs to go :)
After getting those little winter quirks worked out, I like to lead into trotting/loping serpentines, figure eights, ove poles, around some barrels etc. Get him limbered up and then go back into what you were doing before winter hit :) Whether that is jumping, flat work, rail, trail, or any Western dicsipline too. Hope he does well, within a few weeks you should have a sleek and well mannered horse ready to get back to work ^^ Good luck!
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