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post #11 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 09:55 PM
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Generally 3-4 days a week and one of those days is a lesson.
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post #12 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 09:56 PM
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Sometimes, 5 days a week. Sometimes, twice a week. Sometimes he'll get turned out in a big old pasture for three months and someone will look over a couple times a week and make sure that, yep, he's still there and still alive. After that he came back into work and didn't miss a beat. If a horse is well trained and not the sort that suffers from a few days off normally, a few more is a non-issue.
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 09:58 PM
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Depending on the season, workload, house chores and miscellaneous responsibilities anywhere from 4 days a week to once a month.
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post #14 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 10:05 PM
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Depends on the season. If my horse is conditioned and we're in the heart of show reason, I don't ride her at home at all. I do CTRs; I ride her 50 miles, she comes home and gets two weeks of rest, and then we go to another ride. This goes on during spring and fall. During the winter, after our last ride of the year, she gets 6-8 weeks of complete vacation. I pull shoes, cut her grain, and let her be a horse. When the weather clears back up, I start riding her regularly until next show season. 4-5 days a week. She's never crazy, even after those 8 weeks off. She's the same horse every time I get on her.

My other horse isn't great on that program. I can actually tell if she hasn't been ridden in a few weeks because she acts like an idiot. I get on her at least every other day to keep her brain conditioned.
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post #15 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 10:28 PM
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On average at least two days a week - sundays and after school wednesdays.

This week we had two days of school off, and we rode four days. In the summer we right about two or three days a week.

We will hopefully get our horses back on our own property again next summer, and once we do you can bet your pennies I will be out there twicr a day - and not just to feed ;)

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post #16 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 10:32 PM
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Usually once a week. I work full time and they are kept about 30 minutes away from where I live. So I can swing the gas and time to get there about once a week typically. In the summer I can occasionally do twice a week since it doesn't get dark until about 8:30.

Right now it's my busy season for work too so I am working pretty consistently 6-7 days/week. I haven't seen my horsey since the last week of September and it sucks!
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post #17 of 21 Old 10-20-2013, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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My horse is home. I'm just pulled in too many directions right now.

I pet, brush and talk to him once or twice a day.
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post #18 of 21 Old 10-21-2013, 02:23 AM
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Usually 3-4 days each week for me, as long as I'm allowed to count the night I feed at the barn and definitely don't have time to do any "serious" riding!
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post #19 of 21 Old 10-21-2013, 02:30 AM
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Every day. Sometimes twice.
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post #20 of 21 Old 10-21-2013, 02:40 AM
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Usually 5-6 times a week but sometimes only 3-4 times a week, depending on the weather.

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