I love riding. I really do – even just spending time with the ponies is very theraputic for me.
Even so, there are times when I just do not want to ride. They don’t come around often and I feel terrible when they do. There is always a good reason for my reluctance but I still feel incredibly guilty for shirking a responsibility.
This weekend I rode Galahad early on Saturday morning, then had a full day of orchestra rehearsals followed by a concert in the evening. On Sunday I was busy with choir rehearsals and had a concert in the late afternoon. I didn’t ride that morning as I had time to ride both ponies when I got home. However, by the time I did get home I was exhausted and had a headache. I just did not feel like riding. I did get changed but I was persuaded to give it a miss. It was probably for the best as I was practically falling asleep anyway!
Sometimes one just has to accept that it is okay to have a rest. Nobody is going to think that I am going off riding if I miss one day. The ponies will be there tomorrow and they won’t mind not being ridden as long as they have food and water.
Of course, I still went out to see them which made me feel a lot better. I also have this one helping me so things are not all bad!