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post #1 of 4 Old 12-14-2011, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy I miss riding so much! :(

It's been 2 months since I was on a horse. I dream about it every night and it's getting a bit absurd.

Candy is lame and I have a feeling she'll have to be retired (at age of 14). Something is wrong with her sacroiliac joint and the first round of injections didn't help at all. Vet comes again next week to repeat the injections, but he didn't want to say anything about her rideability.

I wanted to take some lessons in spring again, but I won't now since all my money is vet's now. And horses will have to survive few months more before getting their teeth floated.

I'm afraid I won't ride for few years now. I can't afford another horse or lessons + having 2 pasture puffs...

I really really miss riding so much My senior year is horrible and there is no relaxation that I used to get from riding.
I'm even more afraid about what's going on with Candy and it's just too much for me.

I was never more stressed out than I am now. I even started to have breathing problems again (had them when I was a little child). I can't fall asleep in the evenings because of that, so I'm exhausted and everything seems much worse because of it.

So, rant over. Thanks for reading...


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post #2 of 4 Old 12-14-2011, 04:36 PM
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I hear you. I'm not in quite the same boat, but maybe similar. My first horse died a couple years ago, then my favorite horse got badly crippled and had to be retired, and then my other favorite horse had a terrible injury, as well, which I tried to nurse her through to no avail. And she's doing pretty badly, which is breaking my heart and my will. I do have two horses I can ride, but they have tons of behavioral/training/emotional issues, and it's just not the same. Not a whole lot of fun, though I guess at least I have the option of saddling up.

Could you possibly lease a horse? Or ride for free? Or offer your time as an exercise rider / assistant trainer?
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-14-2011, 04:42 PM
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Yep or offer to exercise others horses is a good option.

I hope your horse is alright.
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-15-2011, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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That sucks Bubba13 :(

I can't lease it's just too expensive when I have 2 horses already. And noone wants an exercise rider, why would they if people can pay you to ride your horse?

There is one option, but I don't like it... My neighbours have 2 horses that I take care of when they go on holidays and I used to ride them before I got my horse, but this year the gelding got asthma. They didn't/don't do anything for him, no steroids, no wetting his food, he is out only for an hour a day, etc... It was horrible to watch him while I took care of him for a week in summer. I don't want to pretend and tell his owners what a good job they are doing, and I definitly wouldn't fell good about riding their horses and thinking how cruel they are.
When I met them last week they said that the gelding feels much better and no longer coughs when they ride him, but I can hardly believe that. Or maybe he is allergic to something and he'll go back to asthma in spring.

Anyway, I really really hope Candy gets better.


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