How to get a horse in shape a horses fitness is essential to both his her overall health and performance a horse who is fit has less chance of injury and much more endurance than a horse who is a pasture statue this is the same principal that applies to humans like a human horses need cardiovascular and muscular endurance to . Edit article how to get a horse fit in this article starting an exercise routine expanding the exercise routine changing the horses diet and other care community qa the right exercise routine can reduce your horses midriff get it ready for a competition or improve its overall health. In getting horses fit carolyn henderson with the assistance of competitors equine science experts and experienced owners explains what fitness is and how to achieve it enabling owners to work out an individual program suitable for their own horses needs whatever their level of activity. The components of a horses exercise period are the pre ride preparation warm up workout cool down and post ride activities the emphasis given to the different phases will vary with the type and intensity of exercise but when you know the basic principles its easy to apply them every time you take your horse out. Get out there now and get your horse fit so that when the show season rolls around your horse and you will be in condition to compete depending on your discipline it will take 8 10 weeks to get your horse fit
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