Need some words of encouragement +
I have been horse-less almost 3 years now. Almost unimaginable to me. I am a second year med student. Due to that and (reluctantly) living in a big, expensive city I haven't been able to buy another. It is the biggest thing missing in my life. It aches. I've had a horse for 13 years straight until this. I took time off from undergrad to grad school and worked as a trainer. It's hard to go from prepping for a 1* and riding 4-7 a day to just wishing I had a velvety nose to love on. Anyone else had an extended horseless period? I am hoping against hope that maybe during rotations I will have a better schedule than studying 24/7 and can get something...but that may be naive. Med school is such a huge sacrifice, for family, money, social life, relationships, and definitely horses. If anyone else has had a similar period without horses and managed to get through it I'd love to hear your stories! It's hard not to get depressed. I would love to have something to look forward to.