IE a horse NEEDS, 5 days off after doing a 50,,,
But these same people do 3 day 50's... IE ride 50 a day for 3 days. Which leads me to believe the horse must not have really needed the 5 days off.
But looking at actual data, I went back a few years on a couple rides and see a marked trends that people that do multi day rides tend to have rather drastic fall off in performance on the second day. So obviously there is a needed recoverytime. Maybe one day I will try to come up with a data base and see if it really pans out that way. All in all IMO, if your horse is only getting a hour of two of arena work, you could do that everyday, but its not goona turn into a lazy slob if you give it weekends off.