If the weather is good, I ride every morning for 15 to 30 minutes. Weekends I try to get out for at least one 45 min ride. So the total is not much, about 4 hours a week I guess.
I don't ride in July & August - too many bugs and too hot. I usually don't ride for weeks at a time in the winter, depends on the amount of ice & snow we get.
Having to work, it is hard to get out for long rides sometimes. Typically, I get a 3 hour ride in every weekend, sometimes 2. Since our horses are here with us, I can sometimes get a 30 min ride in during the week. When I'm on vacation though, I can usually get a 3 hour ride in every other day.
During the summer, when the days are long. I try to ride one or two evenings each week. Thees are usually 2-3 hour trail rides. Then on Saturday I try and get away for a 4-6 hour ride.
We try and go on a camp out at least once a month, most months except the very coldest. Dec-February I ususally don't get away for a camp out. March & Novemeber may be just 1 over nighter, While Aug-Sept and Oct may have 3-4 camp trips each month that last several days each. (Hunting season and scouting for hunting season)
I used to do CTR and that involved everyother weekend May through August traveling to an event, competing in a multiday day ride that was 40-50 miles in length. Show up friday afternoon, Short ride to get familar with the area and loosen the horse up after a long trailer ride, Compete Saturday and Sunday and drive home late sunday. But fuel prices have the last few years weaned me off that.
Weekend camp outs, usually involve a pretty good ride in for the horses. We usually get 8-10 miles off the beaten path.
Some of the early spring or late fall rides we sleep in the trailer and just ride 20 miles during the day.
I've been on time for a long time now but when I rode, I was out every day. I didn't always ride. We did either ground work or we rode. On the seldom occasion we would go out on a trail ride. Kept my horse alert and ready to go.
Next year I will be taking it nice and slow so a couple rides a week I think is what I will be doing. The following year tho, I will have 2, 3 year olds started under saddle so there will be LOTS of riding then.
Well im in MO and my mare is in MN so 0 hrs a week lol. PLuse she isnt use to riding so it will be a while till I actully get to ride her. Plus I don't have a job so I will be training her and getting her use to it again.
So then I will try to ride everyday. Which I might be able to do. Im planning on getting a job at the stables down the road.
Lets I get out of school at 3.10. Get home around 3.40. Don't know the hours of the stables but it will most likely start at around 6 or 7 and not for long. Its not a real big stables so I don't think I will work there long.
Homework and studing about an hour or so. Since my mare is older, and she isnt use to riding I wont ride for long peroids at a time. So proly 30 mins a day.