My horse and I mainly do barrel racing, so we train for that about, oh, once a week or so. But when we aren't working with barrels, I'm never really sure what to do... I'll practice with bending and flexing and such, and a few other things, but after that we just pretty much do a cool down and walk around the property. I don't feel like this is exciting for him, since he can free roam in the places we ride.
So, my question is, how much variety is in your riding schedule?
How do you keep your horse from getting bored or tired of certain activities?
Do you just trail ride on the days you're not working? How do you get a workout without working, in my case, barrels?
I just really don't want him to get bored or be soured from being sick of doing the same thing lol.
You don't need to answer all of the questions, of course. If you want to you can just kind of explain what you do to have variety, if that is easier. Thanks. :)