Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
Longeing is pretty good, but you may also want to look into ground driving, which will allow you more variety as opposed to constantly going in one uniform circle. Long walks together are always nice if you are able. If there are any trails or large fields around, taking her out on a daily walk for 30-45 minutes will be more of a low-stress manner of getting her moving. You don't even have to go very fast, just don't let her snack along the way and make sure she's being respectful of you. Go up and down the biggest hills you can find... those do wonders.
On the topic of hills, if there's anywhere that you have a smooth fairly gentle slope, you could longe/ground drive her on the slope... which would require more muscle power, encourage balance, and burn those calories.
Finally, you might be able to do a partial lease with someone you can trust and have them take her out on a few rides and work her some. Horse-loving college students like me are good, because we grew up riding but don't have the money to keep or lease our own horse and are willing to ride just about any horse someone needs a little help working with. ^_^ I know I've been helping re-condition a few horses and put more mileage on some of the greenies.
Last edited by Eolith; 01-02-2011 at 09:23 AM.