winter break - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 11-30-2008, 06:02 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central TX
Posts: 375
• Horses: 5
Time off completely is fine. I am also a big fan of trail rides for them this time of year. Let them get out of the arena and just spend time letting them be a horse, both with you on and off their backs. Also keeps them fresher for when you want to start working them hard again.
sandsarita is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 12 Old 11-30-2008, 07:04 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 852
• Horses: 3
Time off is fine. ;) Just watch the feed intake--you don't have to feed a horse out of work nearly as much as you do when they're in work! Then you don't have 'unused energy'.

Remember, they will lose ALL conditioning--they may remember what you taught them, but it doesn't mean they can physically do it.

My show horse is off now... his work starts up again in a few weeks. ;)
mayfieldk is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bye guys..Need to take a break. travlingypsy General Off Topic Discussion 10 11-21-2008 09:40 PM
Prison Break hotreddun Movies, Music, and TV 6 10-25-2008 10:58 AM
officially off break! Salty_alydaR Horse Talk 4 08-23-2008 09:50 PM
New Owner Trying To Break leedee4 Horse Training 11 03-23-2007 02:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome