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  1. #1
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    Sep. 23, 2006

    Default Not motivated...feeling guilty

    I'm sitting here trying to get motivated to go to the barn, and feeling guilty about not wanting to go. Went on vacation a few weeks ago, and ended up with a case of E. Coli when I got back. I'm over the E. Coli, but now have a hacking cough! I've only been out to the barn a couple of times since we got back, and have only ridden once. I should be going out now, but just don't have the motivation/energy. So no real purpose to this post, other than postponing getting up and going...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug. 28, 2007
    Triangle Area, NC


    gitcher butt up and out the door missy!

    ....did it work?
    chaque pas est fait ensemble

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug. 10, 2010
    Western NY

    Default Take care of yourself

    I would guess you have some physical reasons for how you feel and maybe you need to listen to your body. I get the guilts sometimes about "not feeling like riding" and I think back to before I had horses, how I would never have imagined I could ever not want to ride. But life gets full of other things that require our energy. Cut yourself a break and make sure you are well.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep. 23, 2006


    Thank you, Petstorejunkie! I got my butt out to the barn. Turns out my boy had gotten kicked on his side (which wasn't apparent until I took his blanket off) and cut his leg. So I iced his side, and hosed and put some ointment on his leg. So definitely glad that I went out there!

  5. #5
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    Dec. 13, 2005
    New England


    It's normal to go through spells of that, especially when you aren't feeling 100% and when it's winter to boot.
    Just go and work through it like you did. The urge does come back.

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