These days I don't know what to think of things. A few weeks ago we competed in our first out of town horse show and had a blast! We did great and it was a ton of fun. But ever since we got back I just don't feel like riding...
We worked SO hard leading up to the horse show, I'm wondering if that's the problem. Everytime I go out I just feel like bathing, grooming, grazing, or going on a trailride...NOT heading down to the ring to work on lead changes, my position, and everything else.
It's like I just want to enjoy my horse instead of working, but I'm worried that all of our hard work will go to trash, ESPECIALLY since my goal for this winter is to get lead changes after working years on the kick out that goes with it (don't ask, long story
). Plus, it doesn't help the fact that our past rides have been AWFUL! My right ankle is screwed up for whatever reason so it hurts unbelievably to put my heel down...so what does that mean? My right leg might as well not even be there since it won't function, and then my horse blows past my "imaginary leg" on that side!
My life is so busy it's as if I don't want to add yet another thing that involves work, I just want to play. I'm sure it'll pass, but I really just want to go down and enjoy my boy. Do you think we'll be throwing our work away if we stop training and just play? Have ya'll ever gone through this?