Handling School and Riding

With school just around the corner, us equestrians have to start thinking about school and how we are going to balance it with riding. Here is one way you can ride and focus on school for the next 9 months.

After you come home from school every day, sit down right away and do all your homework. Then study for an upcoming test for 30 mins at least. After that go to the barn and limit yourself at 2.5-3 hours. Once you are home, shower and change then study for that same test or other tests you have coming up. Try to go to bed at a reasonable time (10:30 would be a reasonable time for me).

Another way to balance times is to get a calendar and use it to help you plan your time. You can buy calendars that let you write a ‘top 3’ for the day and they give you boxes almost like a graphic organizer to plan your day.  This may sound silly to some serious riders but if your entire day is filled with school work, either give your horse the day off, have someone else ride them, or go to the barn and turn them out or lunge them.

If your planner looks like this Home Executive open

then its most likely not a good idea to actually ride your horse that day. Take time to do homework then use one of the options i said above.

If your planner looks like this


you should be good to go ride that day, but make sure your school work happens first.

I hope this article will help you balance your school work and horse life!

@nikonh0rse Julia♥

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