I have ridden my mare at 30% of her weight for regular short times and have been dieting for 4 months now and I am back down to 25% of her weight. Do you think I would be ok to ride her for 30-45 mins everyday just in the walk on flat ground? With 15 mins lunging to build her fitness up again? My sharer has been riding her on the weekends to keep her going through the winter. Or should I wait till I lose more weight?
I am missing riding so much it is starting to make me depressed.I just want to go for a gentle hack around my paddocks most days.
In the long term I aim to be under 20% of her weight to be able to do longer hack for nights away and weekends etc.In the long term I want to lose weight so I can do some long distance riding and some of the shorter Endurance rides. That is what keeps me working out 3 times a week and healthy eating to achieve my goals.
She is a fully fit and mature 12 year old mare.