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post #1 of 8 Old 03-24-2008, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Training Frequency

What do you guys think or know about training 2X a day with a long break in between? Is is beneficial to advancement? Is is harmful? Are there ways to do it that make it work well? etc.

I have an event on May 11, and am starting to feel the crunch. It is still a bit chilly out, but I was thinking of working Dez 2X a day when it gets just a bit warmer out (hopefully in a couple of weeks). I would continue the twice a day through May 10, minus very busy days. I was thinking of varying the training a lot to keep him from getting bored. Some training would be for strength/endurance, some would be skills, and a small portion would be trails.

Let me know what you guys think. :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-24-2008, 03:28 PM
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akapaintlover you seem to have the right idea on the training and by changeing it from normal to strength and endurance training is a good idea. he will not get bored with it but still stay focused on his learning curve. and twice a day is good idea i have one TWH MARE Im working that way and she is staying consistent on how she works now she was getting a bit dificult to work with a liter training time but when i started working her twice and threetimes a day she has done very well as kinda looks forward to the work times now since she is kept busy more good idea keep up the good work let us know how she is doing Dave
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-24-2008, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dave,
I was thinking it would allow me to keep sessions shorter too when he seems frustrated with the actual skills training, because I will know I will come back and work with him more later. :) He seems to work nicer with shorter, good quality training doses as opposed to long, intense sessions. :)

He is making great progress, but I am getting nervous at how close the stallion parade is, and how far I would still like to go in training. I want to have everything down really smoothly.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-24-2008, 07:26 PM
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AK, sounds good to me :)

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-24-2008, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks JDI :)
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-24-2008, 08:43 PM
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We do it.... it works great for us as long as the horse is far enough, and i'm sure your boy is!!
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-24-2008, 08:44 PM
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I think it sounds good, unless your working him very, very hard. But other then that, it sounds good. You seem to know what your doing.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-25-2008, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. :) I think it will work out nicely. Now I just have to get in the habit of getting up earlier, which will be hard for me!
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