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        03-04-2008, 10:48 PM
      #1
    Trained
    hours in the saddle

    I thought it might be fun to figure out how many hours have been spent in the saddle between us all. I know it will only be a very rough estimate but I still thought it might be fun. What I've done is taken the average amount of hours a week I would ride and multiplied that by the years I've been riding. Keep a running tally as you go so at the end of your post put the total of your hours plus the total hours from the post above

    Here goes:

    I ride on average about 15 hours a week but I had many years where I rode a whoooole lot more than that so I have averaged it out to 20 hours a week.

    Its been around 25 years that I have been riding and I had 3 years off in there somewhere. So I will make my years 22.

    1 year = 1040 hours
    22 years = 22880 hours (wow that's a lot of hours lol) I know its only a very rough guess but its probably ball park

    TOTAL
    22,880 hours
         
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        03-04-2008, 11:50 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    Well unfortanently for me I just started ridin last month and a few lessons I missed (1. Was for ACT and 2. We got rained out).. So I only have a total of maybe 5 hours in the sattle... I know that sounds really low and I feel kinda embarrassed to put a number so small on here. Man I hate bein the new guy lol!! :roll:

    BUTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!! I do plan on ridin the rest of my life, so I just have a small amount of hours FOR NOW
         
        03-05-2008, 12:49 AM
      #3
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Brandon
    Well unfortanently for me I just started ridin last month and a few lessons I missed (1. Was for ACT and 2. We got rained out).. So I only have a total of maybe 5 hours in the sattle... I know that sounds really low and I feel kinda embarrassed to put a number so small on here. Man I hate bein the new guy lol!! :roll:

    BUTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!! I do plan on ridin the rest of my life, so I just have a small amount of hours FOR NOW
    thats ok :) we all have to start somewhere :) I had only ridden for 5 hours once but then I kept riding and got more hours (obviously lol)

    So with mine and yours we are up to

    22,885
         
        03-05-2008, 10:52 AM
      #4
    Trained
    Brandon don't feel bad at least you are riding now!

    I've probably been riding for about 15 years!
         
        03-05-2008, 11:13 AM
      #5
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch
    Brandon don't feel bad at least you are riding now!

    I've probably been riding for about 15 years!
    sooo wheres your hours missy lol
         
        03-05-2008, 12:09 PM
      #6
    Trained
    When I first started out, I would have 1 hour lessons once a week. I started at age 8 and stopped taking lessons around age 17 I think. So that's 9 hours. But in the summer I was a counselor at a horse camp and we got to ride 2-3 times a week for around an hour. I did that from age 13-17. And the camp went from the first week in July to the end of august. So i'm up to 33. Before I was a counselor I was actually in the camp. We rode T-F for about 2 hours total. I was in the camp for about 3 weeks or so. 57 hours.

    Now that i've owned Vega, i've ridden quite alot. I'm going to say in the spring/summer I would ride 5 times a week for 1 hour, sometimes more, but i'm going to stick with 1 hour. And since then, i've ridden maybe a dozen times after that.

    So I got 189. I'm guessing that's not really accurate. But somewhere around there I guess.
         
        03-05-2008, 06:11 PM
      #7
    Trained
    You forgot to put a running tally silly :)

    23,074
         
        03-05-2008, 06:24 PM
      #8
    Trained
    Oops
         
        03-05-2008, 08:54 PM
      #9
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by appylover31803
    oops
    hehehe ;)
         
        03-05-2008, 08:58 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    Hmmm, for me well I used to have lessons all the time and then I took a long break....... now I ride for hours!! Hmmm, I would say like 160 hours or so give or take......

    That makes 23,234 hours!!
         

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