I only ride 2 times a week, but If for a reason I could not ride I would not be upset, I just really like doing the ground work rather than the riding? Is this odd? I'm looking forward to Sophia having a pony and helping her with the pony . Its not a interest thing as I love being around them and doing all the jobs and caring for them.
Not at all ... see my thread about this year. Groundwork to me is just as important (if not more so) that riding.
I love just 'being' with mine, and if i`m having wibbles we just have a play .... most of the time with hacking, we tack up and then head out on foot, and i`ll get on for a bit and get off again for a while. Though i`ve built it up and the last few times i`ve ridden, and i`ve stayed on for all the route. But when we start again in the new year, it will be from the ground ;D
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to
I love doing groundwork with my youngster but the majority of the things we do are exercises that will help in our ridden career and I'm not sure I would keep horses if I wasn't riding (retired friends an exception!!)
Each to their own and all that so if you're happy doing more groundwork than riding then that's great
Ive spent much of 4 yrs doing ground work with my big fella as he wasnt up to being ridden and i really enjoy it I do ride friends horses which is nice but i'd much rather be on my own Little biscuit is too small to ride so we do some inhand stuff which we also enjoy ;D
"A life without Horses is like taking a breath without air"