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[RC] exercise for a yearling - Lysane Cree

My filly will be a yearling in a couple of months and
I am wondering what type of exercise is o.k. for me to
do with a young horse. Right now due to weather and
icy fields, she has been inside way more than I would
like, but by spring time she will have regular turnout
(at least 8-9 hours every day). And in the summer,
horses are usually out 24 hours. I would like to be
able to "take her for walks", since my home is about
30 minutes from the barn going by walk through the
trails. I could even do this now when the trails are
not too icy and its not -20 C.  It would give her a
chance to see new things, I would get exercise and so
would she. I would do this maybe twice a week. Do you
think this is fine? I might even do a little trotting,
because I am planning to take her to shows this summer
and so would practice her responses at the same time -
going from walk to trot to walk, etc. Does this sound
like acceptable work for a yearling? I am very
paranoid about doing anything that will have negative
effects later on. 

Lysane

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