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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

How To Get Your Horse Back Into Work in 4 Weeks!



Week One

This week You should start off slowly doing lunging and walk only riding.  There should also always be a break in between days to give the horse a chance to recover.

Your Schedule should look like this -

Monday - Lunge For 5 minutes on each rein, mostly walking with a bit of trot.

Tuesday - Day off

Wednesday - Lunge for 5 minutes on each rein, walk for 3 minutes and trot for 2 minutes on each rein.

Thursday - Day off

Friday - Walk only riding for 20 minutes

Weekend - Days off




Week Two

In week two we can start to progress to working more at trot.  Again, have a day off in between work days so your horse's muscles can recover.

Monday - Lunge for 10 minutes on each side, walk for 5 mins and trot for 5 minutes.

Tuesday - Day off

Wednesday - Ride at walk and short bursts of trot.

Thursday - Day off

Friday -  Lunge for 10 minutes each side, Walk for 4 minutes and trot for 6 minutes on each rein.

Weekend - Days off



Week Three

Monday - Riding, 15 minutes walking and 15 minutes trotting.

Tuesday - Day Off

Wednesday - Lunging for 10 minutes each side, walking for 4 minutes and trotting for 6 minutes.

Thursday - Day Off

Friday - Riding, 15 minutes walking and 15 minutes trotting.

Weekend - Days off or lunging/riding on one day.



Week Four

Monday - Riding up to 40 minutes.  Introduce cantering in short bursts.

Tuesday - Day off 

Wednesday - Lunge for 10 minutes on each side, introducing canter in short bursts. 

Thursday - Day off 

Friday - Riding with adding canter fully to the session.  

Weekend -  Days off or ride/lunge.  




TheRider'sReins

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for a good four weeks plan. When you say riding 15 minutes walking and 15 minutes trotting, do you mean 15 minutes trotting without break?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, sorry for not being specific, I mean total amount of time. So break the trot up with lots of walking.

      TheRider'sReins

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  2. Thank you for your answer. I'm looking forward to begin on your 4 weeks plan 👍😊

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