Not Riding Enough? Or Riding Too Often?
Hello, thank you for clicking! I would like your opinion or educated fact on how often you should be riding your horse. Of course it probably depends on the horse's physical condition. My pony weight about 850-900 lbs. (I haven't measured lately) and she is 14.2 hands tall. A 7 year old Quarter Pony mare. She competes in about 4 show per season entered in a wide variety of classes including - gaming, judged western classes, leadline classes, small jumping classes, and english judged flat classes. She is not a huge beefy Quarter Horse she is half bars. A sweet girl - she drinks about 2 buckets of water per day (5 gallon bucket and I leave two 5 gallon buckets in her stall at night and she usually doesn't finish both, but she has on warmer nights. She gets 2 'scoops' of sweet feed (10%) and 3 or 4 flakes of hay in the morning and night. She is pasture fed during the day. She is healthy, but I was thinking about her future. I want her to be happy when she is retired. What are some things I could do when she is younger to help her be happy when she is older? I care about her a lot and I am willing to take advice fromyou if you give me some logic behind it. I just want to make sure that she lives a long and happy life. Oh yes! And she gets linament baths (directed mostly for legs, shoulders, and hindquarters) every week or two. Please no rude comments. Thank you very much for reading! :)
Penny Pine Farm
3 horses, 2 sheep, 1 dog, 2 cats, 6 chickens<3
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