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Should a horse have a day off?

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        08-01-2008, 07:26 PM
    At my stables, all the horses have a day off on Mondays. No lessons at all :)
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        08-01-2008, 07:51 PM
    Of course, just like anyone else they need time off. ;) If not, it could be stressful & you don't want to work the horse too hard. :) Giving them days off is important.
        08-01-2008, 10:34 PM
    It relieves and relaxes them when they get a day off.
    Also, don't do consistent work, do different things, like trail ride every now and then..
        08-01-2008, 10:52 PM
    Yes give him a day off... it will help with his mind. If he is in a stall though make sure he gets out for sometime during his day off, If you treat him good he will do the same for you :)
        08-01-2008, 11:38 PM
    Green Broke
    I always gave Duke at least one day off. One time even three days in a row He's lazy so he appreciates having less work to do. And then by the time his break is over he's bored of having nothing to do and is glad to come out and be ridden and he behaves really well!
        08-02-2008, 04:59 AM
    getting a day off?

    Yes! I do 3 days on 1 day off( unless weather is horrid), He should be let out everyday to be a real horse(just what I believe).I am kind of easy on the 1st day as we call it ( Monday for them ) and I don't know about you but I kinda suck on Mondays lol.
    Plus I have heard and have felt that the last thing you teach or end with is what they remember the most.( hence ending on a good note)
    Just my thoughts.
        08-02-2008, 11:23 PM
    Remember, horses don't have to run around in circles in the wild.
    Horses deserve time off
        08-03-2008, 08:07 AM
    It is good to give them a day off for many reasons as others have said. Also, many horses tend to get a little sore/skin irritated from being cinched up all the time, especially when it's hot and they sweat a lot.
        08-04-2008, 12:58 AM
    YES horses are like people, they need their time off. You can't expect a horse to behave and be happy and healthy if you aren't fair to him and giving him time off.
    Give him time off.

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