How can you tell if a horse is being used/ridden?
My uncle gave me his horse to use so I could ride for the summer, and ended up telling me they wanted me to keep her if all went well. I brought her to their house to have shoes put on her and the first thing he said when she got out of the trailer was, "I thought you were using that horse!" I explained to him that I felt it was too hot recently to be using her too much, and I was also trying to get her to gain some weight. I'm curious how he took one look at her (from pretty far away) and knew immediately that I hadn't put any recent rides on her. It had been about 105* here for many days straight! I just want to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong with her.