How many days a week do you give your horse "off"? On their day off you are not working with them in anyway...riding or exercising them...just letting them be horses.
I have an 11 year old green gelding whom I am currently giving the weekends off, not on purpose really, but because I had the flu last weekend and wasn't feeling well enough to go to the barn to work with him. Yesterday (Saturday) I worked until evening, and then had another job right after so I didn't make it out then either. I was planning on going out this morning but was thinking maybe I'll give him the weekends off from now on, and work him hard during the week...He is holding his training well and he didn't put up a fuss or test me when I lunged him after his weekend off.
Just curious how many days off you give your horses, and what kind of work you do with them?