I have had periods where I just got to busy and did not care to ride. I still took care of my horse, but just not in that special way. This all happended when I was trying to finish college and was getting stressed about exams. I did not really have anyone to ride with. Also I did not want to even mess with catching the horse.
Now that has passed and I now have a job (2 years into it) I was able to purchased another horse (after the first one died). I love it. I have not gotten to ride as often, due to an injury, but now I am ready to go. My friend that rides with me says I am always chomping at the bit... = )