I find myself questioning getting more horses. There is a cost to having a little herd of horses (duh). I've budgeted and planned in order to have (purchased and rescued) horses - making sure their health, feed and living conditions were always the best that I could provide.
But in doing so I've had to pass on other items here that need attention - like replacing old furniture, carpet, etc. I guess it comes down to what one's priorities are and I guess right now as I approach my 61st birthday, I'm revisiting mine.
The fact is, I'm the only one in the family who rides and I have come to realize that I don't ride as often as I used to.
I called my friends, "Come ride with me!" I was surprised to find everybody was busy doing something else. Nobody was interested in joining me. Nobody ever came out to experience a great ride on Sweet Poco.
I asked my family. Same situation. Although they enjoy the horses, neither of them was interested in joining me on a ride.
But these days I find myself not willing to ride at home alone, not enjoying riding in 80+ temps (which we've had a lot of), not wanting to expend the resources to join in some of the Cowgirl games that I have in the past. These days I find myself busy and choosing other priorities besides riding.
My husband has mentioned "down the road" he might like to ride again and has also talked about taking some lessons. If that should happen I'm thinking lessons on Elvis would be a good way to start for him. But I don't think this constitutes getting another horse right now. We can share Elvis and if husband decides he wants to pursue riding further, we can re-visit another horse at that time.
What do you do to keep motivated? I'd sure love to hear from you on this subject.