A lot of the people at the barn say I work chance to hard, to my I don't see it. The more people that say it the more I feel bad. Do you see this as hard work??
We walk a good 2-3 laps then work up to a lap of trotting then move back down to a walk 1 lap then trot probably 3 laps then walk another lap then we throw in some jumps about 1 ft or 2 high and we basicly just trot over them another 4 laps. Then lately we've just been cantering 1/2 a lap or sometimes one whole lap.. then I cool her out. She sweats which to me is because she's not use to being ridden everyday. I gave her 2 days off...
I mean yes im tough on her and make her work a lot harder when she doesnt behave, or I gave her a good bump in the side if she didnt turn and decided to go stright.. but is it really that hard of a work out??
Someone called my horse or me idk a slave driver?? Sorta in a jokingly way but still..
Should I just kinda work her real light for a week just all walk slight trotting just to let people know I do give my horse a break???
I mean I use to lunge her some before I rode her like that but I don't anymore.. >.<!
I think the longest I've ridden her is 2 hrs..
Am I a bad mommy???