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post #1 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Training schedule for 2 horses

What would be the best training schedule for 2 horses? Unfortunately I work till 6 pm, so riding both of them (except on weekends) is impossible. What would be the best way to work with them: day one, day other one? Or say week one, next week other one is better?

They are both young and green, so I'm trying to put about same amount of efforts in working with either of them.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 11:23 AM
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I'd say one every other day. That will keep them both in shape and help them remember what they are learning.
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Thanks! That's what I do currently, but was not positive it's the most efficient way to go.
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I personally would start doing it every other day and then build up to everyday.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 11:52 AM
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I'm working two horses now and although I probably have more time then you do, with the heat and humidity we are having, I can only work them in the evening.

I prefer to work each one two days straight then two days off. The second day is to reinforce the first day. I'll also spend 1/2 an hour with the second horse, even if it doesn't mean I put a saddle on him.

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 01:11 PM
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Are they at home or do you board?
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-25-2009, 01:58 PM
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horses learn better if you train at least two days in a row. If you can ride every day I would do 3 days one and then 3 days the other one, I have heard from several trainers that doing every other day for a young horse is not nearly as effective as 3 days in row.
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Thank you, folks! I'll try 2-3 days in row to see how it'll work. The problem though it's been SO MUCH raining this Spring and June that basically we had just 1-2 days a week to ride only. This week is the 1st week in like 2 months without a rain (but temp is in 90th too)! (BUT we have LOTS of grass this year because of the rain so certainly will be supplied with lots of hay too :) )

Mls, they are at home. However I come home around 6 (leaving like 7 am in morning, so mornings not going to work either), so with all these cloth change, taking dogs out first, brushing I'll get on horse around 7. It's getting dark to ride the 2nd one.
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