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post #1 of 12 Old 11-19-2010, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question how much should i ride

i am still trying to learn to ride well so how many times a week should i ride?
(i cant from about 7am-5pm on every weekday) i am trying to ride as much as i can but what is the minimum i should be riding???????
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-19-2010, 05:10 PM
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its really how much your body can handle. i would say three times a week would be great. min would be one day.

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post #3 of 12 Old 11-19-2010, 05:39 PM
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The more you ride, the better you'll get. I would say ride every time you get a chance for as long as you can.

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thankyou for that i will use your advice i have been manging 2-3 rides a week!!!
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-19-2010, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
The more you ride, the better you'll get. I would say ride every time you get a chance for as long as you can.

Also I watched/read books and movies. That said, "you should ride at least twice a horse for about an hour and half."
That's what I do, unless I can ride more. I can send the whole day riding horses, since I have 3. I can switch so they won't get tired. XD
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-19-2010, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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your lucky to have 3 riding horses i have a thoroughbred mare that i ride but my sister also rides her so i am trying to work with my dads clydesdale cross thoroughbred gelding who isnt cooperative but still is ok but at the moment i am doing ground work with him so i am not riding as much. THANX AGAIN
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-19-2010, 08:11 PM
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I found a real exponential difference between riding twice a week and thrice a week. Three times a week is a LOT better than twice. I dunno why.
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post #8 of 12 Old 11-20-2010, 02:08 PM
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As much as possible!!!! I ride almost every day since I'm competeing and training and I have lessons two times a week. And a word to the wise, sometimes you have to ride through the pain!

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post #9 of 12 Old 11-20-2010, 02:10 PM
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Ride as much as possible while still keeping things like schoolwork and your horse's welfare in mind. Don't set out on a 3-hour hack on a poorly conditioned horse, even if you're up for it.
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-20-2010, 03:40 PM
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My mare is lame now and my other 2 horses live in an outdoor facility and its -25 celsius so I haven't ridden in about a week but when I do ride usually its everyday. Boarded mare gets 6 rides a week and on sunday i ride my boys at home. In the summer it was 3 rides a day, 6-7 days a week.
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