So my little arab bailey is putting on weight finally!!! We are starting to see his hips fill out and the fat is finally starting to slowly cover the ribs. Now bare in mind this is my first horse that I had to be this much weight on. It has been rough for me trying to learn how to do it properly without having ill effects.
But with his slight weight gain starting so is his energy level. He is now starting to run and start encouraging horses to play and actually participate and look like a normal horse. With that change in energy I want to put it to good use especially since I have a feeling that if he keeps putting on weight he will get hotter and unmanageable enless we start now.
Now I don't need hard work out ideas for him. I have been focusing mainly on leading manners, basic things like stepping over small poles and desentizing him to bags, tarps, noises, cars etc. so far so good.
Now I usually would start lunging/free lunging him to start working on muscle and balance at a walk trot but I feel like even that is pushing it to much. So what type of training/ground work ideas can I do to start having the fat build into useful muscles without over doing it??
Thanks for all your advice :)