By Robyn Brown, EST
Many of us have our horses schedules relax during the cold months, making maintaining physical fitness and reaching goals a challenge. During this time it is important to remember the key facts in maintaining and gaining condition without causing injury or sickness. Starting a fitness program after an extended holiday needs to be done with a few things in mind.
The basics of a conditioning program should be centered around your goals as a rider and be specific to your horse. There are many factors to remember when designing your program and many professionals available that can help you with this. The extent of your training specifics should alter with your horse’s age, sex, breed, discipline, competition schedule, terrain and weather conditions.