A heavy horse is exactly like any other horse. Start with the basics: build their confidence, establish mutual respect and control their feet. It might take more time than with a warmblood, very sensitive horse, but be patient and wait until you have a quick and perfect response to your tools – whether it is the stick or the halter – before going further. A common mistake is to be heavy with heavy horses: the lazier they are, the finer we need to be!
Use some lunging equipment so he will build muscle but will lose weight to
Poles on the ground and lots of circles! Lifesavers for horses that have to lose some weight or build muscle!