Now that I'm closer to the barn, I'm trying to figure out a 'training' program for Max that will stay interesting for both him and myself through the winter months.
Here is a rough breakdown for now:
Monday nights: Dressage or Pole work/Cavalettis
Tuesday nights: Dressage or Bareback
Wednesday nights: Dressage lessons (when they come up)
Thursday nights: Pole work or Small jumps - OR a jumping lesson
Saturday and Sundays: Short ring work, and then we move on outside! Trail rides, confidence training, water training..whatever we can accomplish out doors while the weather stays nice.
Alternate Saturdays and Sundays:
Saturday: Bareback or Dressage
Sunday: Jumping/ Pole work
I'm curious how closely I'll stick to this plan, but I'm going to try very hard to. This way by spring, if all goes well, Max and I will be stronger, fitter and ready for more challenging adventures!