Originally Posted by cebee
I admit I don't ride much in the winter... by the time I get off work and get home it is 6pm.. then I have to make dinner... and although the barn we board at has an indoor, walking around a pasture in the dark, looking for a white horse in the snow when it is 20 degrees... rarely happens. ( maybe in they were stalled, but they arent...) So he gets ridden on weekends, and gets to be a horse the rest of the time. BUT... come summer, when it is light till late, and warm, I will ride 3-4 times a week, and even if I don't ride, I am at the barn with him nearly every day... I don't think he misses being ridden in the winter, (although he practically puts his halter on himself when I come to get him...) I feel a bit guilty at times, but realize that he is well cared for. So working full time limits my riding time, but if I didnt, I could not afford the horses... your typical catch-22....
You are so right. It is a catch-22. I can't afford a horse either unless I work. I am with you on not doing much riding in the winter. It was always like that with me. I not much of a winter person though. When it stays lighter out in the evenings, I am sure it is much easier to get barn stuff in. When I used to drive a school bus and get home after 5 and have my horse at home, it was really easy to get some riding in in the warmer. I months. My major problem now is find a barn where I live that teaches western riding and doesn't cost a fortune!