My PSG horse gets no days "off". He has a varied work schedule and gets worked or at least handwalked up to twice a day. He will get a light ride, or a hack out in the fields, not arena work every day, but that comprises most of his work.
Young horses get 1-2 days off a week. If they are outside, if its colder than -20 I won't ride them at all. Consistency is really important, that the level of work isn't too hard and too infrequent. As the horse is fitter, shorter work sessions more often are better than long hard and infrequent rides. Riding too hard for too long and infrequently is asking for injury. Posted via Mobile Device