Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southeast PA, USA
How do I deal?
So here's a little back story. Due to family and money issues, among many others, I've been riding on and off my entire life. But every period of not riding just keeps getting worse and worse. Right now I'm in my senior year of high school, stressed beyond belief, slightly depressed for many reasons. I really hate my family, and the only thing that makes me happy anymore is spending time with my boyfriend. On top of all this, I want to make horses my life, so I'm frustrated too. All I want right now is to be able to ride again. Feel that connection and love. Challenge myself. I want to spend hours grooming horses till they shine like no other. I miss barn chores. I miss everything. I would do anything to be around horses again but I simply can't.
Money issues keep me from lessons or leasing. I don't know anyone with horses they'd let me ride, and even if I did I have no way out to a barn on a regular basis because I don't have the money for a car. Because of that I can't pick up a job at a barn because I have no definite way of being reliable. It's killing me inside each and every day.
Anyway, long story short, does anyone have any advice on how to deal with being horseless? Has anyone else gone through this? What did you do? And if anyone has any connections to someone that might be able to help me, that would be incredible. I live in Southeastern, PA. Near Valley Forge. Anyway, thanks in advance.
"The art of riding is keeping a *horse* between you and the ground."