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Spring Conditioning

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When do you plan to start your horse's spring conditioning?

I've already started my horse's spring conditioning
42%
231
I plan to start conditioning within the next month
26%
144
My horse stays in training year round.
32%
179

Total votes cast: 554

Comments & Write-in Answers

we go from ICE to MUD with no break,& so we can't ride yet.

3/31/2014 9:35:41 PM

Currently dealing with 30 mph winds at least 3 days per week.

3/31/2014 7:53:43 PM

last year I began trail riding in mid March. This year the trails are a mess, ice, muck, sinkholes!

3/31/2014 4:52:46 PM

Waiting for snow and mud to disapear

3/31/2014 1:00:32 PM

hmm, conditioning my horse or myself? lol, my horse looks like pegasus when standing next to me!

3/30/2014 11:29:33 PM

Hard to keep up with riding with his injury and work/weather

3/30/2014 7:08:27 PM

Weather, weather

3/30/2014 11:35:53 AM

If it ever stops snowing here in NY

3/30/2014 11:23:25 AM

We try to ride all winter long, even though not that fun always, in Oh.

3/30/2014 7:12:25 AM

Ice all over Impossible to condition without an indoor. Hand walking on the road and stretching exer

3/29/2014 11:01:30 AM

I work with my Annie year round.

3/28/2014 6:58:04 PM

My horses are kept on a "Paddock Paradise" track system so remain fit and healthy

3/28/2014 10:49:02 AM

As of right now, I'm starting by free lunging him in my 96x60 indoor arena. A 15 minute is enough fo

3/28/2014 9:45:32 AM

The temps are finally above freezing long enough to work my mare consistently

3/27/2014 3:52:01 PM

finally getting started this month and wow - it's flown by!

3/27/2014 1:04:08 PM

Within the month... as long as we actually get spring this year in Minnesota...

3/27/2014 11:57:27 AM

As long as it's not icy, there's no reason not to ride! They get 3-4 weeks off per year overall.

3/27/2014 11:50:54 AM

I live in Dallas, TX, so they get ridden year round.

3/27/2014 9:05:44 AM

as soon as the ground stays dry enough to ride consistently!

3/27/2014 7:08:42 AM

Late this year due to bad weather.

3/26/2014 10:30:43 PM

Weather dependent

3/26/2014 8:47:53 PM

As soon as the ground unfreezes here in MI

3/26/2014 8:38:25 PM

Weather permitting, I try to keep him ridden all year.

3/26/2014 8:27:15 PM

Don't think you'd call it training, but we ride year round;-)

3/26/2014 7:03:52 PM

or as soon as the snow stops falling...

3/26/2014 6:47:44 PM

Even in the winter in New England, trail ride when footing is OK

3/26/2014 5:01:55 PM

But it has been in fits and starts with the bad weather

3/26/2014 4:00:18 PM

Spring?! If it ever gets here...snowed again this morning.

3/26/2014 3:56:52 PM

As soon as the ice goes away

3/26/2014 12:44:35 PM

Have started already but due to the continuing cold and snow it has been slow going.

3/26/2014 12:21:15 PM

With California's mild Spring-like Winter, I can ride all year long :)

3/26/2014 10:55:21 AM

Its a year long on going process even when not riding

3/26/2014 10:37:41 AM

Mine only get a break when it is below 40 degrees, as soon as it gets above that we start up again

3/26/2014 10:37:27 AM

Doing ground work and training to control speed.

3/26/2014 10:22:28 AM

Spring is vbery slow in coming this year!

3/26/2014 10:20:24 AM

If the snow, cold, rain, mud, wind, etc from this endless winter ever stops...maybe I can ride again

3/26/2014 9:14:10 AM

As soon as the weather breaks.

3/26/2014 8:20:47 AM

I try to keep my horses legged up thru the winter months

3/25/2014 9:17:18 PM

With the mild winter conditions in So California, I can keep my horse conditioned year-round.

3/25/2014 8:31:36 PM

Live in Michigan and it's been a very cold, snowy and icy winter. Have ridden approx. 4

3/25/2014 7:56:51 PM

Just as soon as the darn snow melts.

3/25/2014 5:59:56 PM

AZ temps in 80s since Feb - trail ride year round except in July/Aug.

3/25/2014 5:31:44 PM

I ride for pleasure all year long.

3/25/2014 4:57:00 PM

Normally horses stay conditioned all year round, but due to injury, there was a down period.

3/25/2014 4:45:59 PM

Nasty winter. Sub-zero temps not conducive to year-round riding

3/25/2014 4:37:26 PM

Next month weather permitting-

3/25/2014 4:21:21 PM

Hopefully the snow and ice will be gone!

3/25/2014 8:48:01 AM

In Arizona we take off mid-July through mid-September due to extreme heat.

3/25/2014 12:45:04 AM