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        04-24-2012, 09:28 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Wow. Now I feel really bad. Between work, my son, the house, and my husbands job- takes up all his time- I have been lucky to get in 2-3 rides a week! I hope Hondo doesn't mind too much. At his last home he was only ridden once or twice a month so I think my riding would feel like work to him.
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        04-24-2012, 10:29 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    2 to 3 times a week.

    I have lessons twice a week and ride a friend's horse on occasion. I can't wait until I have the experience/funds for my own horse. That way I won't be restricted to someone else's time and schedule!
         
        04-24-2012, 10:47 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    3 to 4 days a week - anymore than that and things start to fall apart at home...
         
        04-24-2012, 10:55 PM
      #14
    Started
    I try for every second day because I like to give my boy a break inbetween since we tend to ride hard. Ocassionally I will do a trail ride on the break days if I NEED to ride :)

    I love when I have weeks like this week:
    Monday: off (barn full for lessons)
    Tuesday: off (volunteering)
    Wednesday: Lesson Horse
    Thursday: Ransom (& volunteering)
    Friday: Lesson Horse
    Saturday: Ransom
    Sunday: Ransom
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        04-25-2012, 01:40 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Usually everyday but mother has forbidden me to ride during track season.. im on varsity and rio bucks.. coach would kill if I got injured. So.. I havent rode since like february but im allowed to do ground work.. yet I've snuck it just a few times.. (:
         
        04-25-2012, 02:29 AM
      #16
    Trained
    I aim for 6 days/week, weather and time permitting. Usually I try to get up early before work to ride so that I've got a bit more daylight, but if the weather is bad, then I need to rush down and get a 30min ride in while it's still reasonably light. Oh to have the money for an indoor!!
         
        04-25-2012, 05:22 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    School year-twice a week and any other day I can call in "sick" or have a vacation day :) I have a trainer ride Sonny on Tuesday's and Thursday's to keep him in shape and work on neck reining.

    Summer-everyday Monday through Friday although I ride every other day and do ground work on off days
         
        04-25-2012, 09:15 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    My 2 year old I ride at least 5 days a week. My old mare gets 2 days a week maybe 3. My team penning/sorting mares gets 5 days a week but she is off for 1.5 weeks due to being bred on saturday.
         
        04-25-2012, 09:18 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    I'm with her every day. I don't ride every day since I have only had her since 4/4/12. I don't want her learning to run from me when she sees me so I give her rests. She loves me to line graze her and talk to her on my non riding days.
         
        04-25-2012, 09:21 AM
      #20
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    3 to 4 days a week - anymore than that and things start to fall apart at home...
    My fiance' has been very supportive so far. The house looks like a bomb went off in it and I've only cooked dinner once. As I stated in previous post I just got her April 4th. I need to do something nice for him, huh?
         

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