Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I don't ride in the arena that much, and I am an Eventer.
I also believe far too many jump, far too often. A horse only has so much jump in them, so why waste it? GP jumpers only jump once a week, or even the day of the comp in the warmup ring.
I don't understand why people jump everyday or more than once a week.
Anyways - I do allot of hacking. ALLOT. I ride about 1 hour a day, to 2. Lots of walk intervals into trot and back to walk. Then Trot into canter and back to trot back to walk. Lots of hill work.
I do mostly hacking 4/5 days a week.
Arena work, once a week, to twice. Depending on my mood. We do lots of exercises from the book "101 Dressage Exercises For Horse And Rider" when at home. And lessons once a week, we do 1/2 hour of flat work and 1/2 hour of jump work.
Again, mostly hacking. Lots of it. It builds muscle, topline, heart condition, lung condition, encourages a very happy horse.