It has been about 3 weeks since I've ridden, and I miss it a lot, though I must admit it's giving me more time to get stuff done around the house! I've at least been out to visit, lunge, and groom Louie at least once a week since I stopped riding. He's also been used for one lesson, which went well from the sounds of it.
In the mean time, I'm trying to clean out some old stuff from the house, and came across a giant box filled with ribbons and trophies from every horse show I've ever been to in my life. . . Okay, the box weighs about 40 pounds, and most of these ribbons are from horses I leased in the past or used to own (or currently own, but don't regularly show- ie. Cash and Jackson, our Tennessee Walking Horses).