Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
-It's too late
I've used this, mostly because unless its Thursday or Friday, our arena lights (we only have 1 outdoor arena) are shut off at 9. All other days, they're shut off at 7--which is conveniently when I get off of work.
-She just ate (how long do you guys wait?)
There was a time when I would get to the barn right in the middle of hay being thrown--I'd wait 20 or so minutes, catch up with some boarders, and then saddle up! Of course I never do any hard work, just some walking/trotting.....
-It's too muddy
I don't want to get dirty? Again, we only have one oudoor arena (that floods) so unless its like, sprinkling or we've had a couple of sunny days to dry everything out, riding is out. :(
-....or thundering, or lightening...
This I actually agree with. Thundering maybe not, but definitely lightening, just because in the middle of a wide open space, I do NOT want to be the thing on a 16hh horse, lol.
To all of the people who are giving you excuses....do they have fat horses? I work my guy almost every day, and he's the most in-shape horse at my barn! And, for the record, I see nothing wrong with going safe and slow with her, especially since I remember reading in a previous post that she was on lots of land/is hard to catch?