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        07-14-2012, 06:19 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    LOL! With sweet talk like that, I think Joe has probably had quite a few proposals already!

    No complaints here with the spouse buys the hay and pays the bills so I don't have to right now - it's the price you pay to get to take a few years off to stay home with the kids. But I think it is human nature to always want more, isn't it? It won't last forever and I'll get back to it but it sure is hard sitting on the sideline. Hey the best part is that with all of the time I have for real home-cooked meals, hubby has lost 20lbs and I've lost 10. I get to change my weight category when I renew this fall with AERC. That's kind of cool! I'm sure my horses appreciate it.
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        07-20-2012, 01:16 PM
      #12
    Started
    I agree with Joe, there should be 3-4 hours a week you could find...what about a daycare or even joining a mom's group to trade babysitting with? Then it doesn't cost anything either!
         
        07-20-2012, 04:11 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    But then I'd have to give up my Zumba...haha! All I have is about 3 hrs a week and it's being used to get me back in shape -but I can't do both. When I conditioned my horses, I usually tried to do some 1-2 hr rides about three times a week - mid day is too hot and early morning or evenings are when 'stay at home mom' mode is in full swing.

    They won't be kids forever tho -
         
        07-21-2012, 09:48 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Ya, before I knew there was endurance I always had a horse that would have been fully capable. Now that I know about it, for the past two years it seems like nothing but heal heal heal.

    Maybe this fall. When we get thru this barefoot transition business.
         
        07-21-2012, 09:56 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
    A good friend of mine, liked riding but never came with because of kid, Oh noone to watch kid,,, meanwhile hubby spent all weekend every weekend hunting. Umm something wrong with that picture, don't think hubby liked me pointing that out, but now she rides most Sundays which is still closed to hunting in VA.

    You girls would not want to marry me. I'd make a terrible husband and don't like kids. .
         
        07-21-2012, 05:12 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    A good friend of mine, liked riding but never came with because of kid, Oh noone to watch kid,,, meanwhile hubby spent all weekend every weekend hunting. Umm something wrong with that picture, don't think hubby liked me pointing that out, but now she rides most Sundays which is still closed to hunting in VA.

    You girls would not want to marry me. I'd make a terrible husband and don't like kids. .
    You like horses, Joe, isn't that all that matters? LOL! It's amazing what we women can put up with when a man is supportive of our busy/ever-evolving/time-consuming/money cow of a horse addiction...

    I've got one of those - he DOESN't hunt and he could care less about football...I'm pretty darn lucky!!

    My guy just works all of the time - it is those lovely 50-60 hr workweeks when you have your own business, heck I'm there too helping out most of the time. So when he's home, I give him his time off, feed him good and try not to nag.

    Right now I'm sitting on the fence watching everyone else, but it's just temporary - I'm not complaining, just miss it real bad...
         
        07-22-2012, 06:50 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by clippityclop    
    You like horses, isn't that all that matters?
    What she said...............
         
        07-22-2012, 07:30 PM
      #18
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    What she said...............
    Ditto...
         
        09-29-2012, 02:02 AM
      #19
    Foal
    I have a 4 yr old daughter, and can understand where you're coming from. My husband used to work 2 jobs and would be gone pretty much 12 hrs a day as well. However when I got horses again, I couldn't NOT ride, so something had to change. Nowadays I hold down a 3rd shift job, while he works days. I typically ride twice a day, once when I get off work (6am) and again in the evenings. I basically nap on and off throughout the day when my daughter allows (lol)...until my husband gets home in the afternoon, then he takes over so I can sleep a couple hours and go out again. The things we do for horses/riding, lol!
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        09-29-2012, 02:10 AM
      #20
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by prairiewindlady    
    I have a 4 yr old daughter, and can understand where you're coming from. My husband used to work 2 jobs and would be gone pretty much 12 hrs a day as well. However when I got horses again, I couldn't NOT ride, so something had to change. Nowadays I hold down a 3rd shift job, while he works days. I typically ride twice a day, once when I get off work (6am) and again in the evenings. I basically nap on and off throughout the day when my daughter allows (lol)...until my husband gets home in the afternoon, then he takes over so I can sleep a couple hours and go out again. The things we do for horses/riding, lol!
    What a great way to keep riding!!

    I would do practically anything needed to keep riding, and somehow there is always a way to make it work:)
         

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