I'd like to install a weekly work plan with my two horses in order to preserve their work habit (they do prefer just lounging around in the field with a grass 'n hay cocktail...) and also to reinforce the bond and progress toward my ultimate goals (working with them both at the same time). I do have a good relationship with both. Jesse is very good-natured but he's been testing me lately. As for Linus, he's very respectful thanks to his education and they both respond very well to groundwork exercices.
A quick presentation of each, both Swiss Freibergers: Jesse James, 10-y-o, former field work horse, great with long rein work, everything to learn under the saddle. Linus, 13-y-o, former driving show horse, equally good under the saddle. To me, they're leisure horses so objectively speaking, they don't need to work each and every day. Physically, they're both fit and muscular from living outdoors in an immense field with lots of incline.
Simple question concerning basic groundwork: every day or every two days? As for long rein and/or saddle work: two times a week? Three? (This time of year may not be the best for installing a work plan because of the weather which mostly excludes outdoor work but I have access to an indoor arena that both horses are familiar with)
If interested, here are two short videos of me and Jesse the first time I did basic long rein exercices with him, just to get a feel of him. I like filming my work sessions in order to correct my own mistakes and also to study how the horse moves. Please bear in mind that I'm no professional but feel free to comment and advise :)