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post #1 of 7 Old 11-17-2008, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Help with my training schedule.

So I have kind of a weird schedule. I go to work tuesday through saturday 11am-9pm and sunday from 12pm-8pm. Mondays i have free. Saturday mornings I can prob go in late, and same with sundays. The barn is only open 10am-10pm 7 days a week. So i am trying to figure out a training schedule to be more consistent in Thunder's training. What i do now is go in about 30min- an hour at a time maybe 3 days a week. We just tune up on little things. I want to actually have a training schedule so I can see some progress. Would it be better for me to go out there and spend 2-3 hours with him (with breaks of course) only 2-3 days a week as opposed to 30min-1hr 3-4 times a week??

sorry if this is confusing, im just trying to get him really going on things.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-17-2008, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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ok so let me refrain the it better to spend longer amounts of time working then short intervals?
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-18-2008, 02:00 PM
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I think it might be better to go up to see him more and work for less, rather than going up less and working more.
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-18-2008, 02:04 PM
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It's kind of hard to say. There are times that a short session is more benefital then a longer working session. You never want to quit working your horse on a bad note so have good judgement on what you are working on depending on the amount of time you have. There have been plenty of times that a quick hack turned into long training sessions.

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post #5 of 7 Old 11-18-2008, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys....i guess i was just trying to get a feel if other ppl that are training out there are on a strict schedule or if they just go out and do what they can when they can. i guess it's a bit of both, but i just don't know what's more successful.
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-18-2008, 04:30 PM
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I'd rather do the more frequent sessions for less time... Aim for riding/training for 45 mins.... that still gives a loy of time to work with your horse, and allows you that extra 15mins if you need it.
I normally work my horses for 30mins but that's because I have a knee injury and I'm still trying to build my strength up so I can handle more.

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post #7 of 7 Old 11-18-2008, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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ya everything is groundwork right riding yet. he'll be 3 in april and i just want him to be 100% on the ground before we do some trails and stuff. thanks guys!
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