Ok I have a mare 3 years old turning 4 in May, she is a rescue I have put tons ground hours in her,teaching her manners,lunging ground work everything she has gone from wild to tame and is awsome! However someone had mentioned to me they thought I worked her too hard, when i lunge her she is a TB/standard cross with tons energy, I let her canter/gallop out she bucks fools around kills off tons energy so I can get her to the point where she will learn, thats how I have always trained. Yes she is soaked but she is an easy sweater, but then I can work with her for 30 min walk her out and we are done. I prob do this average 4 times a week, I was trained on a racetrack..this seems lightwork to me. Am I over working her? Her legs are always wrapped/or has boots on and she is always warmed up and cooled down. The next question is she started under saddle this week, she did great how much is too much with a rider..I was thinking walk,trot,canter the basics get them down with a rider who weights like 120 pounds 4 or 5 days a week. I dont think its too much, what does everyone else think? The only reason I doubt myself its been 15 years or so since I have had to train a baby..she was my little angel. A little history I rescued her in April this year, she was in sad shape,wild and had been horrible abused. I have put on 390 pounds on her, calmed her..put manners on her, she will do anything for me, she trailers and does most anything I ask.