So since I can't ride to due pregnancy, I want to do some natural horsemanship things with my mare to continue to build a bond and to have her learn some things to keep her mind sharp while I'm not riding her. But there's a problem...I don't know where to start. I can do some free lunging with her in a smaller arena and can halt her and ask her to come to me but that is about the extent of it. So what next? We're coming out of the throes of cold and into the nasty season of mud and such (and I have 21 credits of classes this semester) so I can't get out to see her every day. We are at a once a week basis for seeing each other and I really want her to learn things while I'm incapacitated haha
So where do I go from here? I would like to teach her voice command "whoah" but I know how to do that considering I do it for all my horses, but that is something that isn't a huge deal to me. I want to do exercises with her that teach her, challenge both her mind and mine, and help us both learn from each other. Along with this, I want to be able to keep her in shape so as soon as physically possible I can hop right back on after baby is born! I can't have a longer wait then possible! This not riding is killing me! So, ideas? Resources?