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post #1 of 15 Old 09-20-2012, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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How many hours do you have in the saddle?

I am sure many of you are in a horseback riding rewards program of some kind with associations such as AQHA, APHA, TWHBEA or others. I am curious to see how many hours y'all have and what kind of prizes you have earned.
Please feel free to share your photos and stories!

I am in the AQHA horseback program and I just logged my 597th hour in the saddle. Most of those hours have been earned on my amazing quarter horse, Gracie.

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post #2 of 15 Old 09-20-2012, 06:52 PM
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Sadly...not nearly enough.
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post #3 of 15 Old 09-23-2012, 10:54 PM
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I used to ride so much. Unfortunatly I am going through personal problems that just have me stuck in a rut. I think in the last year I have ridden once for 20 minutes. My horse lives in my back yard. Just haven't been myself in a long time. Hoping to snap out of it someday and get back to riding.
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post #4 of 15 Old 09-23-2012, 11:59 PM
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I used to have 5 or 6 log books full of logged hours (for myself). I never counted up how many hours I had logged, but it was a lot. I think I might just start it up again for poops and giggles.

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post #5 of 15 Old 09-24-2012, 02:34 AM
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I track miles and spped, could probably sit down and do the math to figure hours more or less, I just updated my log and have 699 miles for the year. Not in any program as I ride walkers and will have nothing whatsoever to do with the TWHBEA.
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post #6 of 15 Old 09-24-2012, 02:53 AM
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uuuum i dont remember... i know i got the jacket and the belt on AQHA, so alot of hours haha...but then i stopped loggin hours!

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post #7 of 15 Old 09-24-2012, 06:42 AM
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Although I have never used them for breed rewards, I have kept a simple log for nearly all the time I've spend in the saddle. I don't count the times in the round pen, trying out a horse, or training. Over 30 years of ownership, I've got ~7,215 hours (that's with 2 years of not owning or riding when I was out of horses for a bit or the years before actually owning).

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post #8 of 15 Old 10-21-2012, 03:57 PM
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I'm not in any breed reward programs, but I ride about 4 times a week and an average of about an hour a ride. Soo..

4 x 52 x 6 = 1248hours
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post #9 of 15 Old 10-22-2012, 11:28 AM
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Like Joe, I track for miles not hours. Most of my rides are at least 2 hours and up to 5 or 6 in a day. Not as much as I would like!

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post #10 of 15 Old 10-22-2012, 11:40 AM
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I've not tracked for the AQHA either though I should. I average about 4 hours a day, 6 days a week. So over 1,000 hours a year currently. In my lifetime, A LOT.

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