Cheryl and I recently made plans with endurance friends, Yvette, Gary and Mary, from Laramie, Wyoming, to go for a ride. We insisted our horses were not in shape after their winter hiatus. They felt the same so we agreed to a leisure ride at our local Hall Ranch Open Space here in Boulder County. It has just enough oomph to start our conditioning program for the upcoming season. Cheryl found this article that is a good read and reminder for us all about bringing our unconditioned horses back into shape.