I thought it might be interesting to find out how often forum members ride. You can select up to 2 answers, so if you're not riding at the moment due to health or personal circumstances feel free to tick that box and also tick how often you would normally ride if you were able to. I ride 4-5 times a week, with at least one of those rides being a lesson. I was doing two lessons a week - one with my biomechanics trainer, and one with my dressage trainer - but my dressage trainer has moved 2hrs away and is only coming up every 2-3 weeks now. I work full time and agistment in my area is hideously expensive, so I can only manage one horse in full work. It's a balancing act trying to maintain a training program and still find time for my husband, friends, and other hobbies but I seem to pull it off... just! I'm lucky that the people in my life are very supportive and understanding of my passion, and don't resent the many hours I spend at the stable - not to mention the fact that I rarely have money to splurge on nights out or other activities. Over the years we've gotten good at finding or creating low budget activities instead of always going out. So instead of going out to a restaurant we'll organise a cook up at someone's home, and instead of paying megabucks for a spa treatment we'll have a pamper sesh at someone's home and share our beauty products. Living the high life on a budget basically haha. I'm interested to hear how riding fits into other members' lives, whether it's a big part of what you do with horses, or whether your involvement with horses takes place out of the saddle.