It has been at least 2 weeks or more since I last rode my haffie. I am trying to learn english so I can be riding at least hunt seat by our one local fair, or at least have a good start (with posting and what not) The thing is i'm just getting back into riding after being very afraid after my first fall from by big gelding. So I currently i'm working on balance and i've started for the first time off the lead! However I want to get a little more riding time under belt in western saddle so I learn my balance and get comfortable trotting more before I move up to the english saddle and starting to learn posting. The thing is here it is either snowy or freezing cold and when its not that its rainy and the ground is so soggy I can't trot in the pasture where I practice because if I tear it up too much the grass won't grow and not to mention she slips and stuff in the mud.
The only times I get to ride is the weekends because of school and i'm in 3 AP classes so I get a ton of homework and it needs to get done since I hold really good grades and don't want to loose that. That being the case I get no time to ride becuase on the weekend the weather is not great at all. I wouldn't mind riding in the cold so much but its SO cold to the point by the time I get up to the little pasture (takes only like 2 min.) and get the saddle out and the horse out and her saddled up my hands hurt so badly even with gloves. I feel horribly guilty because I feel like I should be out there every chance I get and I planned to try and be riding in the english saddle by end of Feb. At the best. I love to show my haffies and I can't wait to be doing more things with them (driving and riding and what not) but I feel like i'm slacking so much but I can't control the whether. Have any of you experienced this? (sorry for the long post)