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post #1 of 9 Old 02-14-2009, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 9 Old 02-14-2009, 03:22 PM
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Come on here

Usually distract myself with work or exercise *shrugs* usually that just distracts me from the withdrawal symptoms.

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post #3 of 9 Old 02-15-2009, 04:43 AM
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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.
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-15-2009, 07:53 AM
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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.

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post #5 of 9 Old 02-15-2009, 08:24 AM
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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!
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-15-2009, 08:53 PM
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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 :)

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post #7 of 9 Old 02-16-2009, 02:49 AM
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Thank you so much for posting this thread! I haven't been riding for 6 months!!!!

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-16-2009, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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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...
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-16-2009, 02:58 PM
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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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