Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
I work nights, so that's where all my "free" time comes from. I don't get the 9-5 crowd. When do they ride their horses??
I'm one of those 9-5 people, or rather it's usually 8-6 or even 7 some days. Last summer I got to ride at the weekend and if I was lucky got out to the barn to lunge or something about twice during the week. This year I am planning on trying to ride at least 4 times a week even if I have to ride in my lunch hour, when the weather is better and the sun is out I should be able to go straight from work to ride which will be heaven.
Last year was all flat work in the arena and getting the weight off my poor horse, this year I plan to add some jumping, free jumping and small jumps under saddle. I'm also planning on adding hacking to our weekly schedule, I started today by riding around the barn and down to the busy road to see the cars, plus the boarders were kind enough to ride past my horse and he isn't bothered by cars at all which is just great.