Fitness?

Pennythetank

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Just a quick query, how quickly would you expect a horse to go from combined training fitness (comfortably fit around 1m level but has slight grass belly) to ode fitness at the same level?
I'm not expecting miracles or anything but it would be nice to fit in 1/2 events on a certain pony I'm riding before pc season is over...
 

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Provided it has a good base fitness and is not coming back from injury or a long break then I would expect to get it fit enough in about 4 weeks by increasing the daily exercise to include more cantering and some fast work, it should probably be fine now to go round a 90 without pushing for the time.
 

Pennythetank

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Provided it has a good base fitness and is not coming back from injury or a long break then I would expect to get it fit enough in about 4 weeks by increasing the daily exercise to include more cantering and some fast work, it should probably be fine now to go round a 90 without pushing for the time.
Thanks for the reply, yes that was sort of the timescale I had thought. 😊
 
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