Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
How to Keep Moving Forward
I've hit a point in my life where I am struggling to move forward and even ride. For reasons I won't get in to on here I was forced to leave my barn at the beginning of January. Regena had just been declared sound by the vet and we were about to get back to work. I had to bring her to my place where I don't have an indoor arena. Nor to I have a plow of any kind so theres no possible way for me to clear space to ride. We've had an ungodly amount of snow this year and any space big enough for riding has 2-3+ feet of snow. The corral where my horses live permanently the snow has all been packed down but its bumpy, uneven and the ground is littered with frozen manure because the horses live there. If I ride in there I risk her going lame again.
I was recently in contact with a new coach who looks super promising. The facility has an indoor arena, a heated and a cold barn. The coach has 25+ years experiance and coach students in dressage, hunter/jumpers and eventing. Just what I need. Her lessons are $45 for a private or you can take 5 a week for $600 a month. Outdoor board is $350 a month. Me and my mom are having some financial problems and right now I can't afford that. Maybe come March I can but not now. She emailed me back and said her student roster is full but for a dedicated serious rider she'll make this acception and accept me as a student. Ahh! This could be what I need to go super far! What do I do!?