Horse injury? You have an injury? Job loss - horse loss? Etc?
My excuse is KIDS. Everyone with small kiddos knows how the hobbies get put on the shelf for a few years while you tend to family, especially if you are the mommy. I got a new Arab three years ago (when I was pregnant with my second kiddo) that I haven't even had time to condition for a slow LD. I am SO ready to get out there and get after it.
For now, I'm on the sidelines rooting for all of my buddies - watching some of them almost make it to the short list at the last WEG...cheering them on - anticipating my monthly issue of EN just to keep up with stats and to read about others' ride adventures- it's the next best thing if I can't get out there and ride myself! Maybe I'll be able to start up some conditioning miles this fall (but then it won't surprise me if I'm repeating myself next spring) LOL!
If anyone knows how to condition a horse without about only 1 hour a week to ride, let me know...YEAH RIGHT!!