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post #11 of 17 Old 05-08-2009, 10:40 AM
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I go through this phase with everything. Sometimes things sometimes tend to get monotonous and I have to go find something new to do for a bit.... it's kinda like sleeping on it and feeling refreshed the next day.
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post #12 of 17 Old 05-08-2009, 10:58 AM
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I lost interest for about 30 years I always had the love of horses but actually having a horse or riding was way low on my priority list during those college, career, marrige and setting up a home years. It never completly leaves you once you have the bug.
Take a break but just remember, once they are in your heart horses never leave.

"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
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post #13 of 17 Old 05-09-2009, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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I started losing interest around middle of January. I just started college and I was also trying to look for a job. I only had 1 class and went twice and week and I did have time to go once a week to the lesson barn but I guess I got so wrapped up in trying to find a job that I just lost interest and getting a job became my #1 priority.

I now have a job and this week is my last week of this semester and I have been getting an urge to pick up lessons again. I'm really thinking about going to the lesson barn next Monday.
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post #14 of 17 Old 06-03-2009, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Update! My interest as returned and I checkout out a new barn today and hopefully I will start next week! I'm excited. She teaches Dressage and jumping. The facility is very nice and the instructor seems quite nice and I like the way she teaches from what I saw during a lesson.
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post #15 of 17 Old 06-04-2009, 08:16 AM
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I think what it sounds like is you are bored with riding and you need to change up your riding somehow. it will be good for you and your horse too.

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

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post #16 of 17 Old 06-04-2009, 02:58 PM
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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... = )
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post #17 of 17 Old 06-04-2009, 07:19 PM
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I lost interest in riding for about 10 years. In fact, I'm surprised I decided to give it a go again.

I really enjoy having my horses, and just keeping them, and the barn, etc. I enjoy just watching them and being around them.

Riding can be a real chore, especially if you make yourself do it every day.

What got me really interested again was THIS FORUM!!! I found this forum a couple weeks ago and thought, "I'm going to do it, I'm going to commit to riding my horse again."

I've decided that Wednesday's and Sunday's will by my "riding" days. Honestly, I'm actually looking forward to my rides now.

We don't do anything special, just putz around our fields, but it's better than not riding at all :)

Take a break, or try something else, like trail riding or western, or just playing games.
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