To Ride Or Not To Ride, The Question Is Irrelevant
Lucky enough to have a horse.
Looks around. Gathers courage. Steps quietly into the ring.
The Internet has been awash with opinions. “Closer to home, I’ve seen some *insane* comment threads on social media. ” ‘fraidy cat eventing: news from the front
In One Corner: Horses count as an agricultural exemption. I can do anything I want.
Voice of Moderation: This isn’t a court of law. The virus is not going to be impressed that you found a loophole.
In The Other Corner: Don’t ride. If you get hurt, you will clog up the medical system.
Voice of Moderation: All of the not-ride rhetoric is coming from within the horse world. Medical and scientific experts are saying Stay Home or Stay Separate. They are not saying Don’t Move.
Me: Weighing all of the arguments, I have decided …
Rodney: I lost a shoe.
Me: Well, shit. Two horses. Off at the same time [Shoeing]. No one who owns horses will be surprised in the slightest.
Rodney: I have a shoe. Now my foot hurts from being barefoot.
Me: Well, shit.
Update [Saddletime, The Sequel]
Stay safe. Stay sane.