I'm in search for a better fitting saddle for my mare, but in the meantime I don't have a saddle to ride her in. I was planning on slowly bringing her back into work and get her less fat and try to put some muscle on her. What are some alternative ways to help her get back into shape? So far, lunging/free lunging hasn't gotten me very far. She's incredibly lazy (more like incredibly smart) on the ground and will NOT go any faster than a 10 foot power walk (even with the excessive plastic bags, whips and smacks on the ground, tapping on her behind.. am I too soft? Sometimes I feel I should be more demanding). She's getting the hang of lunging but she does this really.. slow.. sleepy.. feet dragging walk. I would be happy if she just power walked for 5 minutes, it's something. She's more energetic and willing everywhere else, in the pasture and under saddle, but it seems like she's figured out she's smarter than me. I would hand walk her down trails and roads.. but there have been some really suspicious things happening around town and it's a bit scary (maybe I can just circle my yard multiple times??). Is there anything I can do?