I’m coming to terms with and beginning to accept that it’s possible that I may never be able to ride again. I’ve been in a limbo of “I really should right, buuuut” for a long time now, and honestly, it’s kind of a relief to let go of the expectation that I need to ride.
I’m mostly into breeding nowadays anyway, but I do want to keep my horses in shape, both mentally and physically! I know there are plenty of groundwork exercises that can be done that really help muscular development. I’ve done liberty in the past but I probably need more rehab from my latest accident/surgery before I can run around the arena for that again.
I’d love to learn more in hand dressage. It is difficult to find resources to learn how to train with it, though. And I’ve never found an instructor IRL who specializes in teaching in hand work.
Any ideas and advice are greatly appreciated!