If I could ride everyday I would but I'm curious how often you should ride to get them in shape and have them be well rounded/trained? In the winter with our weather and as dark as it gets I don't have time during the week so riding them in the winter would be sporatic unless I find a friend with an indoor arena. Even then I would probaby only be able to make that happen 2-3 times a week??? In the summer I get home early enough so can ride during the week after work for an hour or two. Should I be working with the horses everyday even if it's only ground work for say 30-45 mins. at the minimum? As a side note I'm just a for fun rider I don't do shows or anything. We just toot around on local trails and take them to the beach every so often. Here are a few photos from 6 months ago when we first got these horses... they are fat and very dirty I've since bathed them and they are very pretty under all that dirt Sara - Belgian/Morgan Mix... We think she is probably 8 years old? Maggie - Paint/Mustang mix... about 6 years old and very out of shape This is our 1 year old appy filly.... She has been filling out really well since we adopted her.