Thursday, January 28, 2010

How long can you go without riding?

I've been sick since Saturday. I did manage to sit on Armani on Sunday. It was only for 15 minutes. He was fresh and I was coughing and sneezing. Since then I've been too sick. It is now Wednesday.


It has been raining and icy all week, which rather reflects how I feel. I try to ride every day and not miss more than a day at a time. But this is the first time I've been sick in a while. Still I harbor massive amounts of guilt for missing time.

How long can you go without riding?

14 comments:

Nicku said...

Haha...well 2009 and now 2010 has shown me that I can go MONTHS without riding. Not that I am one bit happy about it :(
I dont like my horses (when they're in full work) to go more than 2 days without a ride. I at the very least have my trainer get on them or drag myself out to lunge them when I am not feeling up to getting on their back if at all possible. Feel better!!!!

Golden the Pony Girl said...

A week is about the time I start to become reeeally anxious about it. Hang in there! I hope your weather and health improve!

SprinklerBandit said...

I ride about 8am every morning and I'm at work by 10.30. About 11, I'm ready to ride again.

Kate said...

I haven't ridden in a while - we have no indoor and the weather and footing haven't cooperated - it'll be spring before I'm able to do much again. Feel better!

Kritter Keeper said...

unfortunately i too can go weeks or months due to poor weather and poor footing or busy work days...i feel that i am not myself at all when i don't ride and get depressed....hope you feel better!!

Tammy said...

Its been too long for me. Winter rolled in about the first of December and I think I've been on my horse a total of 1/2 an hour since. There is snow, ice, drifts, windchills, mud, snow, ice drifts and did I mention the windchills? This is the LONGEST I have gone without riding in 10 years and I am starting to curl up see depression setting in. We finally got some sunshine, but today it is single digit temps. (big sigh...)

Tracey said...

Last spring I got thrown and hurt bad enough that it took me a month to get back on.

SoraSoul said...

I'm finding out =P

I live in Minnesota and haven't been able to ride since November =*(

First it was the cold and windchill, now it's glare ice absolutely everywhere and we don't have any arena much less and indoor. It's like torture =X

At least my horse is young 3 going on 4 (in May) so I've been able to comfort myself with the fact that she's just been able to mature etc.

I want to move someplace warmer soooo bad!

Michelle said...

I've been sick for the past week and I've only ridden twice during that time. Although I was sick enough that I didn't care. =)

Dunappy said...

IN the winter I'm forced to go months with out riding because I don't have a good safe indoor arena to ride in. A couple years ago after the loss of my most favorite horse, I went a year without riding due to depression from his loss.

wilsonc said...

I can go a week but feel guilty...2 weeks and I'm anxious and chomping at the bit (no pun intended) to get back into the saddle.

The Art of Dressage said...

Ugh the weather has been completely miserable here. I live in Virginia and we just got 12 inches of snow. I got a new horse this fall and it is torture not to be able to do ANYTHING!

Net said...

I am in the process of buying myself a horse. I was going to wait until summer and a better fitness level, but the constant rains we've had in my area have meant riding one or two times a week... for the owners of the horses I had been working for them on the days they couldn't get out. After a two week period without riding I told my trainer I was ready to find a horse as soon as we could, and didn't need to wait for summer.

I just started riding again after 8 years of not. At the time, I couldn't afford anything more than one lesson a week. I found myself in tears over how desperately I wanted to ride by the time the next lesson came around each week. It was sheer torture which I couldn't handle. It was easier to stay away and miss horses in a way that would get dull than have that amount of self-inflicted pain! Before I decided to give them up for a while I did seriously consider renting a cheap apartment in an unsafe neighborhood and getting a roommate so I could afford more horse time.

A Bay Horse said...

Wow, Net! I totally get what you are saying! I took a few years off myself and was very stir crazy until I could get back. Good luck in your horse search. Very exciting. :)