Warm up gradually


Don’t just jump on your horse and start galloping around the arena or through the fields. Just like humans, horses need to warm up for exercise gradually or they can strain muscles or tendons. Always walk for five or 10 minutes before you start jogging or loping. And remember to cool down your horse as well. Spend about five or 10 minutes walking before you take him back to the barn and untack him.

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