How many days per week would you ride a 4 year old horse?
She is finally super fit and I want to keep her fitness up so how many days would be enough to keep up her stamina and muscle tone with out putting too much pressure on her back/joints, etc…? She just had a growth spurt and is now a solid 15 hh and 1,100 lbs of muscle! I love it
How many days of riding, how many of groundwork lunging etc… and how many of rest per week do you think would be ideal?
When I ride her it is either:
-in the ring for 20 mins tops doing gentle riding transitions through all gaits and the occasional small jump to keep her picking her feet up and paying attention and entertainment
-on different trails varied terrain at all gaits including hills etc… for a couple of hours (don’t worry my saddles don’t weigh much and neither do I)
Here's a couple photos of my monkey and I
Thanks in advance for any feedback! J