Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Thanks for the tips, guys.
My problem is that I've let this burnout run its course too long. I have really been burnt out for a year or so. It started with the injury of my first eventer. I lost my motivation. But then, I started taking lessons and got back going again. Then, my trainer moved and my other horse got hurt. When I'm not in competition mode, I don't want to ride and when my horses are fighting with me, I can't go out and compete. Double Edged sword.
I take lessons about twice a month. Money is tight and since I have my own barn, it is easier for me to ride by myself a lot of the time.
I wish I could switch disciplines for a while but I simply can't. I do not have the horses or the resources. One of my horses is a strictly jumping horse (HATES dressage, hacking is ok) and one is not good at anything but eventing. Ginisee is retired and can do more stuff but I don't have equipment
If I stop riding for more than a couple of weeks, I need to think about leasing/selling my horses. I cannot afford to have them sitting and doing nothing (with the exception of Ginisee who is a forever pasture pet). I have to sell one horse already before college (Uma) which I think will take a lot of the weight off my shoulders. Maybe I'm just tired of riding two horses?
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Last edited by eventerdrew; 12-17-2009 at 09:20 PM.