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Trinquete 11-16-2010 03:50 PM

What Happens in The Winter?
 
What are things you can do to keep a horse fit throughout the winter, if you do not have an indoor arena?

ErikaLynn 11-16-2010 03:51 PM

ride in an outdoor arena. Where I ride there is no indoor I have to make due with what is there.

Katesrider011 11-16-2010 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ErikaLynn (Post 818441)
ride in an outdoor arena. Where I ride there is no indoor I have to make due with what is there.

Same here.

Trinquete 11-16-2010 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ErikaLynn (Post 818441)
ride in an outdoor arena. Where I ride there is no indoor I have to make due with what is there.


Yes, but what if the weather is too bad to ride/exercise for a while?

westerncowgurl 11-16-2010 04:00 PM

if u dont like riding outside in the winter u could cut back on feeding, ive noticed they dont really gain alot of weight in the winter.
im lucky i have an indoor arena but riding outside is more fun :P

Katesrider011 11-16-2010 04:00 PM

Find a dry spot to lunge maybe?

Trinquete 11-16-2010 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by westerncowgurl (Post 818459)
if u dont like riding outside in the winter u could cut back on feeding, ive noticed they dont really gain alot of weight in the winter.
im lucky i have an indoor arena but riding outside is more fun :P

Yeah, it's not that I don't like riding outside in the winter, I'm just worried that it would be too cold to safely ride outside. Know what I mean? And thank you! :)

Saskia 11-16-2010 04:04 PM

I'd either ride outside or put them out for a month or so if it were too bad to ride. If I didn't want to put them out I'd move them to an agistment place with an indoor arena.

ErikaLynn 11-16-2010 04:07 PM

You can turn them out and let them run for a little

westerncowgurl 11-16-2010 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Trinquete (Post 818463)
Yeah, it's not that I don't like riding outside in the winter, I'm just worried that it would be too cold to safely ride outside. Know what I mean? And thank you! :)

ya wouldnt want u or your horse getting hurt, do u have a friend with an arena that lives nearby? theres a boy that lives down the road from my barn and he just trailers his horse over for a lesson or to ride.


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