how often do you ride your horse?

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

how often do you ride your horse?

This is a discussion on how often do you ride your horse? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • How often dose a hores need riding
  • Cannot tack my horse on a trail ride

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-27-2009, 07:51 PM
how often do you ride your horse?

So I only have enough time, what with work and everything to ride my horse 2-3 sometimes 4 times a week, for like a half hour-an hour. I always wonder/worry if he's going to loose all his muscle tone from the lack of excerise. How often do you guys ride your horses? Do you think this is a ok amount of riding per week?
Just curious
Sponsored Links
    09-27-2009, 07:52 PM
Sigh...not nearly enough...
    09-27-2009, 07:59 PM
Green Broke
I ride 5-6 days a week at the moment I am only riding 45 minutes to an hour as that is all Chinga can do without becoming extra hot in the heat.
    09-27-2009, 08:09 PM
Do you guys think 2-3 times for only 30-60 minutes is too little excerise though?
    09-27-2009, 08:23 PM
Green Broke
Yeahh, I think its to little from what I've heard the horse is meant to be worked 8 hours a day, 7 days a week. I think this would be impossible (I am not suggesting doing it by the way). I know one friend who is a teacher, so she doesn't have much time to ride. So if she doesn't ride she lunges. I know most people ride 5-6 days a week, giving the horse one day of rest.

If you can't ride your horse that much a few things you could possibly do is getting someone out to ride your horse for you, I know many people would like to ride everyday but because of the price of owning a horse or the price of lessons this is hard for them. If you decide to go with this idea you could do a deal eg: They ride your horse for 45 minutes and then have to put them away, feed and rug your horse (general morning or night care) for the day they ride. So this means they get riding time and they also get to do some of the stuff in owning horses. For you it makes it easier. There are a few more things you can do but did you think about not being able to ride enough when you bought your horse.
    09-27-2009, 08:33 PM
My horse has a trainer who rides him 3-4 days out of the week, so I can choose not to ride on weekdays if I don't have time. Typically I ride 3-4 times a week, either dressage, jumping saddle, or bareback pad.
    09-27-2009, 10:10 PM
I'm an addict. I'm up there 6 to 7 days a week. I ride about an hour most day. Trial rides go up to 3 hours. I work at night, so I have some freedoms there that most people don't to ride in the daytime.
    09-27-2009, 10:17 PM
I ride about 3 times a week, sometimes more. If I trail ride it's much longer. I try to change it up alot. I'll ride western, english and bareback (i'm e loser, I can't stay on at the canter bareback on my own horse!), and we trail ride, mostly in western tack.

Good question as to if that's enough. I've heard for people getting in shape you are supposed to work out a day, and then rest, to let your muscles rebuild and repair, I would think in some ways it would be the same for horses?
    09-27-2009, 10:49 PM
I try to ride Duchess 5 days a week if its not raining. I usually ride between an hour to an hour and a half. With the temps in the upper 90's still, she can't take much and neither can I!
    09-27-2009, 11:34 PM
I ride 6 days a week for an hour depending on the workout im giving. I only ride for an hour no longer. Only at shows do I ride longer than an hour , and even then I gey off anddo things to free up their back.

exercise, riding, week

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to ride a Horse RegalCharm Jokes and Funnies 4 11-07-2008 09:48 PM
help with this horse I ride sydney Horse Training 6 09-01-2008 08:44 PM
What horse would you really like to own or even just ride? XxXequinegrlXxX Horse Breeds 28 07-16-2008 02:15 PM
Another horse to ride? Cheval Horse Training 7 02-20-2008 03:11 PM
How often should I ride my new horse? cookiebusiness3 Horse Training 10 01-05-2008 02:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0