Poll

Time Change

How does your horse schedule change when the clocks fall back to standard time and the days get shorter?

I ride less because it's dark when I get home in the evening.
42%
293
I change my schedule to accommodate riding during the daylight/I have a flexible schedule.
26%
182
I have an lit arena/area to work my horse, so the time change doesn't affect my riding time.
21%
149
I don't live in an area that has a time change.
3%
20
Other (please explain)
8%
58

Total votes cast: 702

Comments & Write-in Answers

Most chores are postponed until I have a day time slot usually have 2 hrs. post work to do this u

11/13/2017 10:14:01 PM

I ride in the morning

11/13/2017 9:07:38 PM

Elderly horse

11/13/2017 6:12:47 PM

I ride less, but that's got more to do with the fact that it's colder outside then the time change.

11/13/2017 5:51:15 PM

I hate the time change GO Daylight Saving

11/13/2017 4:53:58 PM

I ride only on weekends, mid-day, so there is always plenty of daylight riding time

11/13/2017 1:31:21 PM

Only ride on weekends

11/13/2017 12:05:54 PM

I just ride when I can (which is most days)

11/12/2017 9:31:05 PM

I am homeschooled so I don't need to worry about time changes. I can ride whenever I want!

11/12/2017 7:06:50 PM

I’m retired. I ride when I want.

11/12/2017 3:46:18 PM

It really sucks to have the time change, mostly because I have school and it is getting dark by 4:30

11/12/2017 2:17:54 PM

I don't ride when the time sets back so I put my horses on time off until next spring.

11/12/2017 12:40:26 PM

I have no indoor arena to work out in during the winter months, so my riding falls to once a week

11/12/2017 10:03:13 AM

i prefer light in the morning.

11/12/2017 5:27:21 AM

The mornings are brighter!

11/12/2017 12:46:00 AM

too cold and poor footing to ride very much.

11/11/2017 10:30:16 PM

I just get a flashlight and ride around my paddock in the dark

11/11/2017 6:13:02 PM

Feed when the sun rises and when it sets...makes for happier horses!

11/11/2017 5:07:22 PM

Because of job, can only ride on weekends. No change.

11/11/2017 3:42:15 PM

The ground becomes to soggy and isn't safe to ride

11/11/2017 1:01:08 PM

sun up - sun down , horses don't look at the clock.

11/10/2017 6:36:03 PM

i dont have a horse :D

11/10/2017 5:24:38 PM

I have to rush home to get to the barn in time to do chores before I lose the light.

11/10/2017 11:47:52 AM

Quality horse time comes on the weekends for me.

11/10/2017 10:40:00 AM

The cold and snow affects riding more than time change.

11/10/2017 7:30:42 AM

I don't ride at all in the winter. It's too cold

11/10/2017 1:20:38 AM

It. Doesn’t change. I’m retired.

11/9/2017 7:37:56 PM

I ride before I do my stable chores because I can do them after dark

11/9/2017 4:53:59 PM

Regardless of the time change I drive to the barn in the winter at the same time and frequency

11/9/2017 10:07:41 AM

The snow usually sets in about the time we change the clocks, and I don't ride much in the winter.

11/9/2017 8:15:26 AM

I ride in the morning most days so it doesnt affect my riding time!

11/9/2017 5:20:40 AM

All activities take place earlier in the day

11/9/2017 1:48:10 AM

I can only ride on weekends when the time changes. I hate it!

11/9/2017 1:27:44 AM

No change. I'm happily retired and have big schedule flexibility.

11/8/2017 10:14:10 PM

ride when daylight on, generally mid morning. too cold in morning,too dark at night

11/8/2017 8:47:31 PM

Time changes are a pain.

11/8/2017 8:09:07 PM

It doesnt change.I am able to ride during the day.

11/8/2017 5:29:28 PM

one thing to consider, its raining and muddy, my horse is wet and cold, I work schedule around this

11/8/2017 9:25:32 AM

have an indoor but have more chores so ride at night after turnin.

11/8/2017 8:33:35 AM

I go to work hour earlier, get home hour earlier but days too short for riding by early December

11/8/2017 6:35:34 AM

Arizona, no time change. But I do try to ride mid-day in winter because of the shorter days.

11/8/2017 12:05:59 AM

Shorter rides mid-day due to the colder weather and less time to ride.

11/8/2017 12:02:37 AM

I only ride on weekends once the time changes.

11/7/2017 8:46:44 PM

I'm retired, so I can ride whenever I want. Nice!

11/7/2017 8:41:39 PM

Don't change my schedule at all. Ride before work regardless.

11/7/2017 8:20:26 PM

By the time the clocks change we are in single to minus digits hee. We don't ride after mid October

11/7/2017 6:40:16 PM

I do not have an arena!

11/7/2017 6:29:35 PM

Never ride them, so it doesn't make a difference

11/7/2017 6:22:01 PM

The timing doesn't change; I just ride in the dark. I have High-Visibility gear to ride at night.

11/7/2017 6:18:52 PM

not superstitious ,don't use fantasy time just standard time,ponies don't either.

11/7/2017 4:59:12 PM

My horse schedule is based on the sun, not the clock. The day starts when there's light.

11/7/2017 4:28:31 PM

I ride for short periods of time and usually bareback, so I can ride several horses fast in winter.

11/7/2017 4:18:19 PM

I'm retired, so I can ride whenever the mood hits me. I count my blessings.

11/7/2017 3:24:19 PM

The daylight doesn't affect my riding schedule as much as it does feeding & turnout

11/7/2017 1:20:43 PM