not enough riding time! - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 06-16-2009, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 824
• Horses: 0
not enough riding time!

at the moment I am an english rider but trying to break in my new western saddle for trails. Along with this I like to go to the barn and just relax. The barn I ride and board at is 30 min away and I can't get there very many times during the week and this totally sux!!!! I am trying to ride in both my english and western saddle and go to the barn just to chill and it is close to impossible! Since the barn is so far away and my parents and sister don't have much time to take me im not getting to go down anywhere near as much as I want to. I was hoping my summer would b spent mostly at the barn and it doesnt look like that's going to happen. Any ideas? Please HLP! Thanks in advance! :)
dreamrideredc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 06-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 883
• Horses: 2
Do any of the other boarders live near you? Maybe you could carpool or hitch a ride?
goldilockz is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 06-16-2009, 03:19 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 2,030
• Horses: 3
My barn is a 45 minute drive so I kinnda know how you feel (other then I drive myself)... You need to decide between riding time and chill time (yes it sucks but what do you value more???). Is there any way you and the people you hang out with could all go for a trail ride at the same time? That way you can still hangout and talk along with getting you riding time in. Is there anyone else that lives near you that also boards in the same barn... maybe try to carpool.


It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant (Former college football coach)
Angel_Leaguer is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 06-16-2009, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 824
• Horses: 0
yeah but most ppl that board live close to the barn *sigh* oh and sry I didnt specify but by chill time I mean grazing my horse and stuff-u know like non-working days. For most ppl ur advice would work, I am going to check who goes on what days tho just in case. Thanks! :)
dreamrideredc is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 06-16-2009, 05:25 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: maidstone, kent, uk
Posts: 32
• Horses: 4
Is there anyway that you could move your horse to somewhere nearer to were you live? Maybe bike ride there? I used to hate not getting to the yard but now I drive I get there as much as I can, but I still find it hard as I have a daughter who is 1 in 2 weeks so if I can't get a sitter for her if im planing on ridding then I have to miss out, its good when my family are up there too as there are more of us to watch my little girl and thank god she's like her mummy and loves the horses

Louise~marie ~xXx~
Aylasmummy is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 06-16-2009, 09:57 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,213
• Horses: 3
True that.

My barn is 45 minutes away and, sadly, I am still without my license. Horses are more of a priority. =) I only get there once a week. Best thing I could tell you is, 1) find a friend who'd give you a lift, 2) see if another boarder would be willing to give you rides, even if they don't live close (you pay gas?), 3) move to another barn that's closer.

One man's wrong lead is another man's counter canter.
"Adjust Your Pleasure"
2006 Medicine Hat Paint Gelding
ShannonSevenfold is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 06-16-2009, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 824
• Horses: 0
yeah we r looking at other barns...we found a good one but right now she doesnt have enough room for another horse
dreamrideredc is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for riding time english_rider144 Horses for Sale 0 11-03-2008 02:06 PM
first time riding in over a year! est1991 Horse Riding 11 06-10-2008 03:11 PM
Riding in an indoor arena for the first time!! alucard Horse Talk 1 01-23-2008 09:20 AM
Long time not riding Vidaloco Horse Training 5 11-29-2007 05:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome