Does your horse get time off?
I recently started 2nd shift. While that might at first seem like a bad thing, I'm off during the day, and have many more daylight hours to spend on my hobby (horses!).
Well since I started, I've been working my 6 year old about double hard as he's ever been worked. He's improved immensely in that short time. Usually, I don't ride all that much in the winter, or well, its really just pleasure riding in the snow.
Should I give him a break over the winter, or at least tone down the training program? I feel like it could be a great time for training, but at the same moment, he's been working hard all spring, summer and fall for me. Thoughts?