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    02-14-2009, 04:13 PM
  #1
Weanling
What Do You Do When You Cant Ride?

Hey guys, I haven't ridden since the end of October and I'm going through some serious withdrawals! I can't afford to ride, and I don't have the time to work for it (have a full time job with weird hours) So what Im wondering is, what do you do to get your horsey fix, when you can't ride for a few months?
     
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    02-14-2009, 04:22 PM
  #2
Yearling
Come on here

Usually distract myself with work or exercise *shrugs* usually that just distracts me from the withdrawal symptoms.
     
    02-15-2009, 05:43 AM
  #3
Showing
Oh boy do I know the answer to that one way to well

Luckily for me I have a baby (horse that is not human )and he is to young to be ridden, so luckily for me he's the one who's keeping me alive. I don't feel bad for not riding(as I can't anyways) and I do lots of handling with him when I'm out at the barn.

Between work and him and family and friends (somewhere in there) I come here to fill in the blanks. I had surgery earlier this week so I have been on here non-stop as I can't make it to the barn to see my pooch.
     
    02-15-2009, 08:53 AM
  #4
Yearling
I've only ridden a couple of times since September.

I'm not absolutely horse-mad so it's bearable, but I do miss being able to ride regularly. Unfortunately I've got a lot of other stuff to deal with right now so horses are really on the back-burner.
     
    02-15-2009, 09:24 AM
  #5
Yearling
I complain to everyone around me haha.

Actually on a more serious note... have you looked into volunteering some time at a horse rescue or therapeutic riding program? Maybe you could find a couple hours a month to pop in somewhere and groom horses or help clean stalls or if you get really lucky exercise horses!
     
    02-15-2009, 09:53 PM
  #6
Trained
I play xbox live - - lol - - sad eh? I play allot of Call Of Duty and Gears Of War with all my Online Xbox Live friends. It's a hoot actually :)

I also make Beaded Browbands and Ribbon Browbands
     
    02-16-2009, 03:49 AM
  #7
Started
Thank you so much for posting this thread! I haven't been riding for 6 months!!!!
     
    02-16-2009, 12:37 PM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Rachluvshorses4eva    
Thank you so much for posting this thread! I haven't been riding for 6 months!!!!
LOL, no prob! Its been driving me nuts!
Unfortunetly, Im new to town (home is 45 minutes away, along with my coach and friends and contacts) I know its not too far, but when I get to go home, I spend my time with my mommy :) and can't always afford to ride. And the nearest theraputic riding center is about 2 hours away (isnt that sad!? When I win the lottery I plan to open one up). I have posted an add on the local classifieds looking for work/riding/horse time. I got my 30 days notice at work saying my contract is up on March 6, so at least that will give me more time to ride/volunteer lol.

Here's hoping I win the next big lotto! I think its up to 20 million now...
     
    02-16-2009, 03:58 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I think it is more difficult when you don't have a horse to care for. I get my fix at least 2 X's a day feeding ect... Also do a little groundwork on nice days. Love to bury my nose in their winter coats and just breath in deep!

I use winter to catch up with horse and non-horse friends. Snowshoeing parties, meeting friends at the pub, dinner parties ect...helps get me through winter to riding season, just around the corner now!
     

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