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        05-19-2008, 09:24 AM
      #11
    Showing
    When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?
    Depends on how long its been between rides. If I just rode the day before, none.

    How much time do you spend riding?
    Anywhere from an hour to 5-6 hours

    How much time do you spend on cooling down?
    Again depends on how much work was done. I have started sponging her off after every ride now that its gotten hot.

    What kinds of things are you working on?
    Side passing, neck reining.

    Do you lunge before you ride?
    Never

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

    Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?
    I work on something till she gets it, then just refreshers.

    How often do you ride just for pleasure?
    95% of the time
         
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        06-04-2008, 03:47 PM
      #12
    Foal
    When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?10-15 mins walking and trotting

    How much time do you spend riding? Depends on weather nd how she is

    How much time do you spend on cooling down? 20 mins walking and doing free walk

    What kinds of things are you working on? Jumping, cantering(as she doesnt canter from trot just goes straight to gallop :P:P)

    Do you lunge before you ride? Nope

    How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)? About 2-3 times a week pony doesnt enjoy it and gives me a very hard time

    Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?
    A variety she gets used to things very easily.
    How often do you ride just for pleasure? Every ride is for pleasure
         
        06-04-2008, 05:21 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?
    It depends, but normally 10-15 minutes. If my horse is kinda stiff, 20.

    How much time do you spend riding?
    Again, it depends. If I have already ridden hard that week, no more than 1 hour. If I haven't, 2-3 hours consisting of mostly flatwork and a little jumping.

    How much time do you spend on cooling down?
    Another "depends" question. If he's hot, 30 minutes. If he's not, 15 minutes.

    What kinds of things are you working on?
    Jumping mainly, but getting him more collected and on the bit.

    Do you lunge before you ride?
    Yepp, part of my warm up. But's it's only until he rounds out or relaxes.

    How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)?
    Once a week. He's not a show horse, so I don't do much.

    Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?
    VERY varied! I never do the same thing two days in a row!

    How often do you ride just for pleasure?
    Most of my riding is pleasure.
         
        06-04-2008, 06:31 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?
    - I ride almost every day, and I usually do about five minutes of walk trot, and then a few laps of cantering in the arena before I burst out on the trails.

    How much time do you spend riding?
    - I usually ride about 3 hours a day.

    How much time do you spend on cooling down?
    - As much needed, if he sweated and is breathing hard, which almost never happens, I will walk him until he's breathing normal and swirl a dry rag on his sweat spots and put him away. On cold nights, I will walk him out with a cooler on until he's not breathing hard and most of his sweat is dried.

    What kinds of things are you working on?
    - Softening my turns.

    Do you lunge before you ride?
    - Never need to.

    How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)?
    - Once or twice a week, but it is usually just intermingled in with my daily riding, its not real "Today we are doing this!" its more like "I wonder if I should..." ;)

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

    - Its pretty varied, I will move around to give him some time to settle on past training sessions. When I'm working on neck reining, I will not start really working on it again until a few days later, I will work on side passing or something on the days in between.

    How often do you ride just for pleasure?
    - Very often, almost every day.
         
        06-05-2008, 04:03 PM
      #15
    Foal
    When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?
    5-10 mins. Depends on how long it took for everyone to get their horses ready and get out to the arena.

    How much time do you spend riding?
    An hour or so. Again, depends on how long it took to get the horses ready and if our instructer wants to teach us something new.

    How much time do you spend on cooling down?
    5-10 mins.

    What kinds of things are you working on?
    Well, I just started riding again on monday and I was in a beginners leason so we just trotted around and stuff, but he said he's going to put me in a different leason next time.

    Do you lunge before you ride?
    No.

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

    Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?
    Mostly the same thing unless he wants to teach us something new.

    How often do you ride just for pleasure?
    If he ever just lets us go on a trail or when ever I can make it out there. It's pretty far away.
         
        06-07-2008, 02:01 PM
      #16
    Foal
    At present, all of my riding time consist of (trying) to convince Charley that it's OK for him to be ridden without a bit.

    He goes fine.
    He turns fine.
    He will occassionaly even back up.
    It's the stopping part that he's being hard-headed about. .

    DGW
         
        06-07-2008, 07:36 PM
      #17
    Started
    When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?

    - About 5-10 minutes. I let her out on a long rein at first.

    How much time do you spend riding?

    - 1-2 hours usually

    How much time do you spend on cooling down?

    - until her breathing is normal and she is no longer hot

    What kinds of things are you working on?

    - bending, framing, serpentines, circles (mostly working at the walk and trot right now)

    Do you lunge before you ride?

    - Yes, usually I do. Jubilee has a lot of energy and I find it helps if I get that out before riding.

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

    - Not sure, haha. I usually have a specific goal in mind every time I ride.

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

    - I have the same mindset. Sometimes I'll work on different things, but usually I'll try to master one thing before going onto the next.

    How often do you ride just for pleasure?

    - Probably about 50% of the time. Sometimes I'll just jump on her bareback.
         
        06-07-2008, 08:45 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?
    10-20min if it is a jumping day. If its a flat day I never have a specific warm up. I start at the walk doing excercises and then to the trot and then to the canter.

    How much time do you spend riding?
    Lessons are normally 30min. In the winter we normally ride for 30-45min. In the summer we ride no more than 35min because of the heat.

    How much time do you spend on cooling down?
    Depending on how hot the horse is. Most of the time I spend 5-10min. But when its hot and humid out it can take a long time like 20-30min

    What kinds of things are you working on?
    Everything basically. Dressage/jumping/cross country/equitation/sometimes fun games

    Do you lunge before you ride?
    Rarely if ever. The only time I lunge before I ride is if it has been really cold and I haven't been at the barn for 4-5days.

    How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)?
    3 times a week I have a lesson where we practice what we learned last time and then do something new. On days that I don't have lessons I work on an array of things.

    Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?
    The basics are always worked on such as working through the back, bending, and extending/collecting. Other stuff such as jumping exercises or flat exercises are varried.

    How often do you ride just for pleasure?
    Probably 1-2 a week I go on a trail ride to just get me and my horse out of the ring and to relax.
         
        06-10-2008, 07:51 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    When you ride how much time do you spend on warming up?
    10-15mins if it is jumping. If its flat work I never have a specific warm up. I start at the walk doing then trot and then canter. After that I just do different exercises like serpentines, figure of eights etc.

    How much time do you spend riding?
    Depends on how much time I have and how hot/cold it is.

    How much time do you spend on cooling down?
    I usually walk him for about 5-10 minutes before sponging or hosing vince down

    What kinds of things are you working on?
    Lots......any test I need to learn.....jumping, games, flat work/dressage.....etc.

    Do you lunge before you ride?
    Sometimes....it depends how fresh vince is

    How often do you have training sessions (where you are working on specific things)?
    3 times a week I have a lesson where we practice what we learned last time and then do something new. On days that I don't have lessons I work on an array of things.

    Do you work on the same things each time you ride or is it varied?
    Depends on what i'm doing. If its jumping i'll change it but if i'm schooling/doing flat work I have a few things I always do (eg. I always walk 3 circles, trot 4 circles and canter 3 circles on each side) before working on whatever it is i'm trying to do, learn or improve.

    How often do you ride just for pleasure?
    About 50-60% of the time
         
        06-10-2008, 08:39 AM
      #20
    Trained
    We're just saddle-and-go type pleasure riders so....

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

    Typically just 5 mins or about a 1/4 mile at a walk.

    How much time do you spend riding?

    Anywhere from 30 mins to all day.

    How much time do you spend on cooling down?

    We always walk the last 1/4 mile back and perhaps 10-15 mins while everyone is getting un-tacked.

    What kinds of things are you working on?

    Depends on which horse. We do mainly semi-urban and country road/trail blazing riding. For our finished bombproof 14 yr old, just looking for new and exciting places and routes. For our 2 young ones, a mix of strictly 'fun days' of riding and exploring, and 'work days' of continued desensitizing to the chaos in the world and working on each ones needs...narrow, wooden bridges, muddy water, cows, etc. I always have a plan/goal in my mind before starting, but I always stay flexible based on the amount of time, how the horse is doing, how much they've been worked, weather, etc. We always accomplish something and almost end on a 'good note'.

    Do you lunge before you ride?

    No, we just work out the kinks in the warm up/first 1/4 mile. If the horse is really fresh, we'll do a few circles or such along the way to get the edge off.

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

    As I mentioned above, I always have a plan before I start, but am always flexible. There is a whole world of 'new stuff' every time out.

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

    Always varied, though I always at least touch on areas that need work. Riding out in the world, it's easy to work these into the plan without your horse 'knowing it' or getting bored, for example, practicing small jumps on a trail with lots of fallen trees...tends to wind up being 'fun' for the horse instead of 'work'. We both feel good at the end.

    How often do you ride just for pleasure?

    Every time!
         

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