After ages of a break...which sometime we need, I'm back. Sold my mare two November's ago now (sad sad time). That said, a new opportunity has presented itself in the form of a big tall handsome dark bay boy (affectionately known as my new boyfriend which my fiancÚ just loves... LOL...). He's been out of work (the bay, not my SO!) for a while and is pretty all over the place, but very excited about the opportunity to put him back into full time work and get things going.
I'm not sure if any of you have been through this before (I'd be surprised if nobody has experienced this before), but prior to selling my mare we were training so hard, and things were getting so frustrating that it almost became impossible to move forward. I actually felt a bit beat down...and I really lost my drive/passion for it for a little while (to be honest, this is probably part of the reason I sold her and took a break). It's funny what some time off can do. I honestly feel like a new person. I learned a lot though...and don't regret a thing.
Not sure if the same crowd of people is around from back when I was on the forum, but wanted to say hello none the less. Will be nice to be back here after a while off. I feel refreshed.