Another year, another hiatus until Spring.
This time, it's my hip. Last summer, the hip which has always been a little 'off' got very sore, so I went to a physio yet again, but this time the treatment has vastly improved things.
What I noticed was that when I did the treatment, the pain lessened, but when I got astride a horse, the pain came back with a vengeance. It's a pretty quick realization that if I want the hip to heal more, I'd best give riding a break, so no being on horseback.
Now, the weather is winter -- the sand ring, the riding arena are covered with a layer of snow and ice, treacherous to walk, so groundwork is out, too, at least until the Spring thaw.
I've never minded riding, even in -30C weather, but since I'm not riding, there is not much for me to do at the barn, which, thanks to urban sprawl and our manic economy that needs to put 1000 more cars per month onto the roads, is now about an hour's drive away.
Time to re-read the books, to re-watch the video lessons, and think about a plan for the coming year.