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    07-12-2008, 10:42 PM
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.
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    07-13-2008, 04:19 AM
Green Broke
3-4 days a week at 30-60 minutes per ride
    07-13-2008, 07:42 AM
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.
    07-13-2008, 10:30 AM
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.
    07-13-2008, 03:21 PM
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.
    07-13-2008, 04:02 PM
Green Broke
Really it depends on how hot it is here... that is a huge factor... normally anywhere from 12-20 hours depending on the week....

If it's hot and i'm unusually busy more toward the twelve side and then if it's cool and I have nothing to do then more toward 20 I can't stand riding for less than an hour.... that's just me...
    07-13-2008, 07:34 PM
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.
    07-13-2008, 08:17 PM
I ride 6 days out of the week and when I ride it's anywhere from a half an hour to an hour and a half, unless it's a show then I'm on for around 5 hours.

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