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post #1 of 6 Old 06-23-2011, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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I was just wondering what all of you do with your horses on a daily basis? Like what is your day like from start to finish with your horse? Also what you are working on with your horses? Thanks
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-23-2011, 01:01 PM
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My horses have it pretty easy for the most part. In the morning they get turned out on grass (or a round bale in winter) for 3 hours (they are in a dry pasture most of the time). After that they are brought back into the dry pasture for most of the day, at 4:30 they get turned back out into grass until I get home from work at 6:30 at which time I catch one of them. I then feed them a bit of suppliment and then ride for about an hour and a half. Depending on the day that might be jumping, trail riding or whatever else I feel like doing. Repeat for horse number 2 and then for my 3 year old (who only gets ridden for 45minutes- 1 hour). I always change up who I ride first and some days ride only 2 and not all three of them. They get ridden 4-5 times a week with 2 days off that are not in a row usually.
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-23-2011, 01:42 PM
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Oh boy.

I head out to the barn around 9:30 am. I put six large horses (and two llamas) in stalls, put two young horses (Sugar and Belle) into a small dry lot, and move five minis from the pasture into a dry lot. I feed all horses their grain, attend to all other animals, and clean stalls.


At this point, it's about 10:15. I catch Sugar and Belle and work with them on ground manners: standing tied, picking up feet, being touched all over, bathing, desensitizing them to various objects (whips, saddle pads, plastic bags, ropes, etc), and "tacking them up" with a bareback pad. I work with them on their issues (being caught, rearing out of fear, kicking out them their feet are picked up, being "ticklish" in some places --flanks, bellies, legs--.

At 12:00 noon I head home, but only after cleaning stalls, removing fly masks, and all the little stuff.


I'm back at the barn around 6:00 pm. This part of my day varies a good bit, but usually I will exercise Firefly by either doing an hour of arena work or two hours of trails at a t/c. I care for Baby Girl, my personal riding horse. I flush her eyes with eye drops (allergies), reapply sunscreen to her pink nose, groom her, and sometimes apply DMSO to her hurt tendon.

Occasionally I school other horses or do some extra riding with other people. I catch ride whenever needed; if someone wants a horse exercised, come to me. During the fall and spring, I help with kid's riding lessons.

I finish up around 8:30 pm. I untack horses, clean the barn and tack room, check water, put fly masks back on, water all the boss's flowers and put her chickens up, and put all umpteen horses back on pasture for the night. Eventually I get home, eat dinner, and sleep. Repeat tommarrow morning.
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-24-2011, 01:58 PM
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Oh boy.

I head out to the barn around 9:30 am. I put six large horses (and two llamas) in stalls, put two young horses (Sugar and Belle) into a small dry lot, and move five minis from the pasture into a dry lot. I feed all horses their grain, attend to all other animals, and clean stalls.


At this point, it's about 10:15. I catch Sugar and Belle and work with them on ground manners: standing tied, picking up feet, being touched all over, bathing, desensitizing them to various objects (whips, saddle pads, plastic bags, ropes, etc), and "tacking them up" with a bareback pad. I work with them on their issues (being caught, rearing out of fear, kicking out them their feet are picked up, being "ticklish" in some places --flanks, bellies, legs--.
I'm not in the same country as my horses but I'd just like to say that they're called Sugar and Belle too!

One Day Together We Shall Rule The World
Sugar, Belle, Slick, Laredo, Spirit
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-24-2011, 02:14 PM
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Mine have it good too. They live on pasture 24/7 on 8 acres with a pond and an open barn they can go under whenever they want to. Either early morning around 8 or late evening I'll go to the barn and call them up, brush them, check for any new ouchies, give them their hoof supplement cookies. I'll sometimes saddle up Sundance and do a lesson with him for about 30 minutes then do a light lunging session with Chanti and do different things on the ground with her. Sometimes I let them loose in the yard for an hour or two to graze and if they are rode and sweaty they get hosed off then turned loose again.
They have such a hard life lol
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-26-2011, 01:19 PM
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I'm not in the same country as my horses but I'd just like to say that they're called Sugar and Belle too!

Neat! That's a pretty strange coincidence.
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