Anyone else out there that have horses but don't ride them?
I've recently been getting depressed about the situation with my horses at home. I used to ride everyday...but now, I don't ride at all. I feel like I'm the only person that has horses but doesn't ride them. I groom them, take care of them, play with them etc. but I just don't ride anymore. And its not that I don't want to ride....its just that I can't. They live on our property and there's basically no where safe to ride. I can't ride in the pastures...b/c its just to muddy, hilly and they'd end up getting lame. There is no where else fenced in to ride....and the trails behind the barn that I used to ride in every day....are owned by someone else now, who won't let me ride. Two of the horses are ridable and one mare is not b/c of a previous injury. However their all very healthy, loved and happy. So I guess this is kind of a vent, and also just wondering, is there anyone else who doesn't ride but owns horses?
I've also been thinking of other things I could do with them. I thought about (since I LOVE working with kids)....maybe doing some kind of "lessons" but for free....groundwork/grooming...maybe for kids with disabilites. I don't know....its just an idea, something I would like to do in the future.