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post #1 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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How often do you ride?

How often do you ride your horse?

I have very limited time and don't ride him more than once a month or so. I'm afraid he's going to get wild although he's dead broken. I've only had him about 2 months but has been tested by all my DS's friends. LOL
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post #2 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 07:58 PM
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Ideally 5-6 days a week. Sometimes its 3-4 depending on the week.
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post #3 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 07:58 PM
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We moved to an equestrian focused area of the country and live in an equestrian 'hood' that I ride in... I've been blessed to retire from working (way over) full time and now work a part time job... I ride about 3-4 times/week and about 1-1.5 hours each outing.
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post #4 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 08:40 PM
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It depends on the season. Up to 3-4 times a week when I'm lucky. Sometimes not at all for 3-4 months in winter. And the horses don't turn wild when not
ridden.

But: they are in contact with us, more than once, every single day. There is also on-going training during daily chores, grooming, turn out and in, feeding, etc. There is more to ownership than riding, especially if you keep your horses at home.

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post #5 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 09:06 PM
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I sometimes ride everyday, other times don't ride for weeks, usually a couple of times a week though.

Some horses are fine after a break, others need a couple of days or a week of work to get back into it, or might need some lunging/groundwork a day or two before being ridden. It all depends on your horse.
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post #6 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 09:07 PM
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At least 5 days out of the week all year round. Luckily my barn is close to my home and my school goes to my barn as am alternative to gym class. So I go there Fridays no matter what.
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post #7 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 09:09 PM
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Spring, summer, and fall --> about 5 to 6 days a week.

Winter --> 2 to 3 times a week. Mostly just due to snow/ice and getting dark so early.

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post #8 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 09:13 PM
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My horses are at home so if it's not icy or -20C, I ride almost everyday both horses. Less in the winter, maybe 4 or 5 days a week, about 45 minutes each horse. Of all my friends that ride & compete, I ride the most and I get on their cases' about not riding enough. I am fondly known as "The Ride Nazi".
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post #9 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 09:13 PM
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I don't ride at all at the moment. One of my mares is 34" tall and the other is still a new two year old who will not be ready to be started for another year or so ;) I go out and see them as much as possible though. Up until last week I saw them both twice a day (self care board) but I've switched them and they're farther away now, so I'm altering between the two (different barns) and seeing them every other day.

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post #10 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 09:48 PM
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Everyday in the summer, spring and fall. 5 days a week in winter.
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