3 neighs I am sad for you that your girls are not into it! I feel like my boys don't know any different. I rode most of my pregnancy with both of them and they have been in the barn and on horse back since they were tiny. It's great to know there is someone esle out there trying to do the balancing act...not to mention the cooking and house cleaning! ( I'd rather be cleaning in the barn)
My husband does do the dirty work and he spends time in the barn/arena with me and the boys just with his two feet planted
Kristi thanks for saying I have a good attitude! I sure try hard and my husband will help and keep the boys and he does but it is so hard because they want to be with me and riding and I think that is great and I feel like I am discurraging them from riding if I leave them at the house crying
It is sooo hard but I agree it is good for the whole family for me to have a break. And don't worry I have no plans of giving up!
Equine woman....yes, my 2 year old rides alone and with me. I have an 18 year old retired preformance paint gelding that he rides. I started leading him around about age 1 and now he can ride alone in the arena but only if eveyone is at a walk in the arena if we are troting or loping around he gets excited and wants to follow. He loves it when he starts to trot but I am not comfortable with it. When he rides with me I just put him in front of me and off we go. My older son started troting and loping at about 3 1/2 or 4.
Yes, my older boy is in elementry school and I do ride some during th day but I live in South Florida and it is so hot it is no fun for me or my horses. I try to get my barn chores done during the day under the shade of the barn and we ride in the evenings. To cover my arena would be GREAT! And we live in a super small town and there is not a program like Moms morning out. That would be great! He will go to preschool when he is 4 in two years but I will probably have another little one by then seeing as how I have not been able to make any cowgirls!
And I love to ride with my children it is very refreshing to see them learning but once again it definetly is overwheling to make sure no one is getting stepped on (my 2year old has to lead his own horse) and all saddles are cinched ect. ect. I am tired by the time I mount!