Anyone ever look ahead at the next few months of their life and say “How the heck am I supposed to manage that?!”
Because that’s kind of where I’m at for this early fall/late summer months.
Starting in late August I will be traveling for work, be traveling every week or every other week for family and friend events, and then God knows what else will rear it’s head. While all these things will be a blast, I’m starting to worry about my 4 legged beastie having to take a backseat. And I don’t want that.
My horse does best in 4-5 days of work a week. She’s happier, and more fit that way. Not to mention it seems to be keeping her sound while helping to advance our riding together. So how do I plan to manage 4-5 days of riding, which is difficult now during a time I consider ‘relaxed’, when I can literally not cannot squeeze anything else into my life in a few short months? Welllllllllllll….
I’m considering a temporary half-lease situation.
There are several amazing riders at the barn right now who are on the hunt for their next equine partner. In the meantime they are looking to find a temporary horse to ride, that is not necessarily a lesson horse.
In my head it seems like too good of a consequence to let just pass me by. It would mean double the lessons for O, at least 2 rides a week outside of my own hacks, and someone checking on her practically everyday. Yes, it does mean I have to share my most prized possession. And I’m sure I will battle a
shit-ton of little jealousy as I am plopping my butt down in an airplane again, while knowing a new rider is whisking her around the arena, but it may be what is best for her in the meantime.
Anyone ever half-lease out their horses? Any personal experiences? I’m thinking a 2-3 month type of arrangement. Nothing is certain at this point, just thought it’d see what other people thought!