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    05-14-2008, 09:26 PM
  #1
Green Broke
What is your riding routine?

When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?

How much time do you spend riding?

How much time do you spend on cooling down?

What kinds of things are you working on?

Do you lunge before you ride?

How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)?

Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?

How often do you ride just for pleasure?
     
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    05-14-2008, 10:15 PM
  #2
Showing
When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?
I'll spend about 5-10mins warming up, mostly trotting & walking. It varies.

How much time do you spend riding?
Usually over an hour. Sometimes more if I am really working on stuff (like jumping, or on trails). ;)

How much time do you spend on cooling down?
I walk her out for about 5 minutes. More if she's warmer.

What kinds of things are you working on?
Jumping, so far she can jump about a foot+, still working on it! Mostly oxers, some straight rails. She's doing really well. Also, transition work, leads, etc. I like mixing it up. I also go on trails a lot with her.

Do you lunge before you ride?
Not usually. But sometimes, yes, so she can use up some of her extra energy.

How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)?

About 3-4 times a week. More if needed.

Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?

Ah, I like to have variety. The same stuff kinda gets boring after awhile. I like keeping her busy, changing stuff up.

How often do you ride just for pleasure?

Mostly all the time. I don't show that much...except local barn shows. :) They are about once a month or so.
     
    05-14-2008, 10:19 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Cool! I'm wanting to get back into a regular riding routine and am interested in what other people do. Sounds like you have really fun rides.

Do you have any jumping pictures? I jumped my 4-H horse when I was young but with Solon, I have a hard time convincing him he can actually get enough air to trot over a pole let alone jump it.
     
    05-14-2008, 11:00 PM
  #4
Showing
No, I don't have any...yet! I will take some though sometime.
Aw, haha that'd be soo cool if Solon could jump haha, he's such a big boy!!!
     
    05-15-2008, 12:14 PM
  #5
Foal
When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?
I walk the horses out, work on flexion and leg pressure/release, trot for about 10 minutes, then I'm doing actual training. Helps prevent injuries on the horses.

How much time do you spend riding?
At least 45 mins, sometimes more if I have light.

How much time do you spend on cooling down?
At least 10 minutes, or until they are breathing regularly and the sweat has gone away.

What kinds of things are you working on?
Anything and everything I can - bombproofing, flexion, leg yielding, ect ect ect

Do you lunge before you ride?
All the time on the younger horses, just to get the first "spurt" out of them. Occassionally on my older mare, just to reinforce groundwork.

How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)?
90% of the time. The other 10% is trailriding, just relaxing.

Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?
Depends - if they are having an "off" day on something, we leave it alone until they are feeling more confidnet about it.

How often do you ride just for pleasure?
Every day!!
     
    05-15-2008, 12:33 PM
  #6
Showing
When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?

10 minutes, give or take. I spend about 5 minutes walking on a long rein, then do circles and start asking for a frame (slowly) and then do a few flexion things (circles, serpentines, etc) doing walk/trot transitions, then get on to work.

How much time do you spend riding?

Right now Maia can't handle more than a half-hour, but when I'm in full swing it will be about an hour, with breaks.

How much time do you spend on cooling down?

As much time as she needs to get her breathing back to normal and literally cool off; at least 5 minutes, but her body tells me when she's done.

What kinds of things are you working on?

Flexion! Mostly to the inside right now, getting her to work through her back. I want to introduce stretching and counterbending soon, and another goal is to canter in a frame.

Do you lunge before you ride?

With the horses I'm training (not Maia), yes. With Maia, no.

How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)?

I try and work Maia 3 times a week, my barn is an hour away, I can't get out more often :( I work Tana while I'm out there, and I work Shadow once a week.

Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?

Since I'm just working on the basics with Maia, it's the same thing. Once I get her doing more, it will be varied.

How often do you ride just for pleasure?

A few times a month.. when I was boarding Maia closer, it was more often, but now it's mostly work. My clients horses are mostly business, they get worked - it's what they pay for.
     
    05-16-2008, 01:23 PM
  #7
Green Broke
When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up? 5-10 minutes, until the horse is relaxed and ready to work

How much time do you spend riding? - It depends. Pleasure riding 1 hour or so, Training - until my objective is obtained

How much time do you spend on cooling down? Until the horse is not breathing hard any more

What kinds of things are you working on? Bending, flexxion, consistency

Do you lunge before you ride? Absolutely not

How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)? 3-4 times per week

Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?
I do bring concepts of things we have worked on in the past into each ride, but unless the horse needs a serious refresher course, we work on something new (or at least a more complicated concept) each time

How often do you ride just for pleasure? 3-4 days per week
     
    05-16-2008, 03:40 PM
  #8
Super Moderator
When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?
Warming up depends on the horse I'm riding, if it's Pistol, i'm just doing a trail ride so I get on and we walk on off... If it's blue, sometimes he's up, sometimes he's down so I might do more circles and walking before trotting. I never hit the rail...

How much time do you spend riding?
Depends on what i'm doing, trails take longer, in the ring, if I have a good ride, it might only be a half hour, if i'm fighting a brat, it might take longer

How much time do you spend on cooling down?
Depends, if i'm on trail, none because my walk back is cool down, if i'm in the ring, 5 or 10 minutes

What kinds of things are you working on?
Collection collection collection and learning that spur stop

Do you lunge before you ride?
Depends on who i'm riding, Riley, yes, Beauty, yes, anyone else... nah....

How often do you have training sessions
I take lessons once a week and then that whole week after is homework.

As much as I can but sometimes it's only 1 time a week - depending on time....

Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?

Varies

How often do you ride just for pleasure?

Mostly all the time. But i'm supposed to be serious!
     
    05-19-2008, 01:24 AM
  #9
Trained
When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up? I ride on a property so I will walk/trot a lap around the first paddock to warm up.

How much time do you spend riding? Depends on what I am doing. If I go out after work only 1/2 hour to an hour because of light, If I'm doing stockwork then sometimes all day, some trails 3-4 hours.

How much time do you spend on cooling down? Moslty I walk for about 5 minutes. My rides usually get gentler toward the end anyway so they don't need too much cooling down.

What kinds of things are you working on? On every ride, obedience, submission etc. I expect the same from my horse wether i'm trail riding or at a comp, collect when I ask, stop when I ask, extend when I ask, etc. I work in elements of dressage even when I'm chasing cows!

Do you lunge before you ride? Never, I never have enough time. I've never really seen the benefit of doing it, I would rather get on the horse and work out the kinks myself so they don;t hapen next time.

How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)? Not really ever. I do different elements of whatever I am working on in each ride. If i'm training for a mounted games competition, I will do some turns and stops, maybe some leaning or vaulting, but never a whole race. Basically my horses have all the skills they need to do any task, so then doing the task is only a matter of putting them in order. It stops my horses from going sour on anything. Also I don;t have a ring or any jumps or equipment unless I am at Pony Club, lol.

Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied? Well most of my rides are trails or stockwork, generally keeping my horse fit and responsive so I suppose it is the same things, but not repetitive or intensive, its sort of ongoing.

How often do you ride just for pleasure? Every ride for me is pleasurable. Otherwise I wouldn't ride.
     
    05-19-2008, 07:40 AM
  #10
Foal
Re: What is your riding routine?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Solon
When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up? 5 to 10 minutes

How much time do you spend riding? Half an hour or so

How much time do you spend on cooling down? 5 to 10 minutes

What kinds of things are you working on? Jumping and equitation

Do you lunge before you ride? No not usually

How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)? Right now I do every time I ride because I am training for a show but normally I just do whatever I feel like doing that day.

Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied? I switch off doing ring work and trail ridesso he doesn't get bored

How often do you ride just for pleasure?
Alot
     

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