Riding horses is something I love but doing the ground work beforehand is individual to each horse. May, my thoroughbred takes longer with groundwork to seek permission to ride her and especially if she is in season.
Cashy takes only a few minutes being a Palomino x quarter horse who loves to work but he can be cheeky but always lots of fun.
I listen to them as its never wrong from their perspective.
WE always consider their bodies and help with the tissue massage if need be.