How many days a week should a horse work?
Ok, my horse is a 9 yr old OTTB and I am working with her over fences but she is still very green. This is our current work schedual, let me know what you think of it and any ideas for improvements.
Mondays: Mostly flat work (transitions, circles, ect.) and a little bit of jumping (small Xs and the like) about 30 mins, mostly trot/canter work. Then about 20 minutes mostly troting while I work w/o my stirrups.
Tuesdays: About 20 minutes either bareback or no stirrups, flat only.
Wednesdays: Same as Monday
Thursday: Rest Day (still gets groomed and loved on though)
Friday: Lesson day, lots of jumping or intense flat work. 1 hour.
Saturday: Either a 1 1/2 hour trail ride (hill work, w/t/c/g) or another lesson.
Sunday: Rest Day