Taking a break from horses??

SilentEcho

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Hi all,
I know this isn't a 'competition post' per se but thought I might get better replies in here! Basically I am at a cross roads - with a bit more competition experience my mare could do a medium fairly soon. Problem is one, she is NOT an easy ride and two, I don't have transport and have competed twice since April. I am dependent on a friend for transport and she doesn't compete much. I just feel I have got so frustrated with the whole thing I can't see the wood for the trees, I had all these plans and small goals and I have realised as the year is ending I have achieved none of them nor am I likely to do in the foreseeable future. My own transport is at least a year away, which seems like an eternity now.

As of this morning my horse is on full livery with my instructor, I just can't face it any more. Any tips on how to get out of my rut, take the pressure off, have fun again? I feel miserable without my horse already!

Thanks.
 

KatB

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I would take her off full livery, and use the money you save towards a lorry/trailer. In the mean time, enjoy her! Take the pressure off both of you, and enjoy until you are in a position to start getting out again
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Use the time to have lessons to improve both of you, but do it to enjoy it!
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OldGit

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you could try advertising locally for a lorry-buddy, if you can get out more you'll get closer to your goals, have you looked at cost of hiring, won't be cheap but again will get you out.
 

SilentEcho

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Hi KatB and OldGit,

Thanks for your replies, and the smilies KatB! I think I just need to take the pressure off. Unfortunately due to my geographical location hiering a small lorry is impossible but something I definately would have done. My car wouldn't be able to tow either and again it will be a year/career progression before I could change it. I will have a good think about anyone who may be local and passing on the way to shows tho! I would be their slave forever! Forgetting about competing is hard as I am on livery with my trainer but she doesn't compete much and I have just gotten sooo frustrated, especially when I see her other pupils out and doing well - it's like the proverbial carrot infront of the donkey's nose that is just out of reach!
 

ihatework

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Do you have a competition centre near you that takes liveries?
Why not try and base yourself where you don't need travel, even if temporarily for the next year.
 

daisycrazy

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If your instructor has other pupils out and competing, can't you get a lift from one of them?
 

SilentEcho

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Re Ben and Jerry's and daisycrazy, good ideas but unfortunately unworkable
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There are no proper competition centres near me and my instructors pupils are from a wide array of areas, none of which are close to me! I will just have to forget about competing for the meantime.
 
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