I'll be honest the last few days I've been left feeling pretty low 😟
We worked so hard at the start of the year to get out competing and have been successful enough to qualify for 4 championships. Two of which we have decided, we will definitely not be attending due to distance and the amount it will cost and the other two towards the end of the season are looking less likely as time goes on. 😒😒
I am now sat here wondering...... What's the point?🤔 I work so hard to keep my horses and I know this may sound pretty brutal, but I'm not a person that can be content owning a horse to potter about the countryside on (as enjoyable as it is).🏞️
I am the kind of rider who wants to constantly improve and move up the levels and I'm beginning to feel a bit stuck as the piggy bank won't allow me to take regular lessons or compete further affield (necessary for higher levels in my area) and to compete locally means coming back a level and staying there 😟
I know Pie doesn't care either way what I do in fact he'd probably be delighted if I were to let him have an early retirement to munch the rest of his days away 🥕
I know, I'm being a moaning b**ch aren't I 🙄 People would kill to have what I have. I do appreciate this I'm just looking for a way to progress forwards, like everyone on this planet 🌍
So I could do with your help........ Where do I go from here?
🔸Take a break from horses, this would mean my guys going on loan to someone I trust until I feel ready to return to riding.
🔹Try to move through the levels at home myself and take the opportunity to compete at more advanced levels as and when possible.
🔸Take a step back and perfect the lower levels at local unaffiliated shows.
🔹Look into moving to a new location/job where I have more access to the people and facilities we need to move forward.
I have so many thoughts running through my head that I am becoming quite confused with what to do next. So any comments, ideas or boots up the backside would be much appreciated from all you wonderful people right now 😊