Keeping your reining cowhorse in shape for the winter
So, I've not been riding my horses as much this winter with school and all, and the weather isn't helping. I try to get out as much as possible but I'm not keeping them in well enough condition, and they haven't been worked in a few weeks.
I'm afraid that once show season starts, they won't be ready to hit hard and really give it their all, and we have a select few show opportunities.
As the title states, they are a reining cowhorses. I'd love to take them out to the flag and cattle as often as possible but I just can't anymore.
Is there something else I can do to keep them fit? Someone suggested extended periods of trotting. Woul that work? I've never really had this problem before.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.