What are your favorite exercices to get your horse back to work slowly after the summer break?

Primarily as a western rider, I usually start off with lunging and ground work to help them remember their manners (and having owning mares, they forget their manners on purpose). Then when ground work is acceptable, maybe the next day we tack up and go for a slow ride just to stretch their legs. I just take things slow :)
I like to use 5 trot poles and just work on that. It lets them focus on building muscle and knowing where there backlegs are and if u are jumping ur horse then it helps them remember the whole pole thing again
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