Following up on our last update, Tufnel has been jogging for the last four days at Keeneland. Fortunately, Tufnel’s setback is very minor and he is still able to train. Although it may not seem like much, jogging is actually very good for horses – mentally and physically – and it will keep Tufnel from losing fitness while he is taking it easy.
For horses who might be sore, light exercise will prevent them from getting tight, help them heal and strengthen their body. You could compare this to a person who is sore after running, where walking and being active will help their muscles or shins recover.