I was supposed to be leasing a horse when I moved to NC next month, but I overlooked a tiny but crucial detail, and the barn where the horse is is much farther away than I had anticipated. *sigh* After looking around some more for a better option, I came up with nothing. There were some great opportunities, but they were also so far away. I NEED to be able to ride to keep my sanity. With my husband deploying, I need some sort of outlet to keep me level. Riding will also give me time to focus on myself and my goals. Taking care of the baby and going back to school will keep me busy, but as for calming me down...Not so much.
What I think I'm going to have to do now is to just take lessons. I'll be right outside of Fort Bragg, and on post they have what looks like a gorgeous facility, Smith Lake Riding Stables. They don't have barrel racing instructors, so it's back to English I go, not that I have a problem with that
I've always ridden school horses, and while no matter what horse I rode we always seemed to connect well enough to work together, how do I build a relationship that's strong enough so we excel, with a horse that is ridden by multiple riders every day?