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    04-25-2013, 11:16 AM
I think im going to go for it. If worst comes to worst, I can always cut back to one horse. But I do think i'll need to.

I've ridden the last three days in a row, and my body HURTS! Its not used to this kind of abuse! :P
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    04-25-2013, 05:01 PM
I'd say go for it! It sounds like a great opportunity and your friends and family should understand that.
    04-25-2013, 05:12 PM
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I am with horses seven days a week. I teach riding lessons on Monday through Wednesday, and am gone to show Thursday through Sunday night late. When I don't have a weekend show, I am training and riding either my horses or someone else's horses.

You literally have no time to do anything else but horses. I don't have friends I hang out with outside of school, and I have very little interaction with my family.

Is it worth it? Riding and competing horses is a wonderful experience. I've learned a lot and have had some times I wouldn't trade for the world. I really enjoy it. However, a demanding schedule leads to stress and neglecting yourself and your other relationships. Sometimes, you just want a day off. But you've built up so much responsibility that you're trapped.
    04-25-2013, 05:23 PM
I work full time and ride 5 days a week. The weekdays that I ride, I'm lucky to get home before 10pm.
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    04-26-2013, 04:07 PM
I try out potenial horse #3 on sunday! If all goes well, ill be riding monday through saturday. 2 of those days i'll be riding two horses and two of those days ill be working for 4 hours at the barn as well. O.O
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