One of the downsides to writing and paying bills is that one spend too much time sat ones backside! Over the last week I have been riding everyday in an attempt to regain my fitness and start competing again. Needless to say its hard to fit in the time.
Some of the interesting side effects of lack of fitness include more difficulty in controlling tempo and keeping the horse balanced and engaging it’s hindquarters. With too little tone, the horse can start to control the speed of the legs. If that happens then impulsion or engagement is impossible to pattern into the horse.

Roll on fitness!