The first thing to remember is that technology has made the distance between you and your friends totally irrelevant.
The first thing to remember is that technology has made the distance between you and your friends totally irrelevant. Email, texting and social media are all good ways to keep in touch with people you care about, even if they live across the country.
The world is getting smaller with each passing day as we connect via electronic devices. Our ability to communicate instantly and freely through text messages and email means that there’s no longer any reason why two people can’t stay close despite living far apart
Write a letter by hand on some pretty stationary, or draw a sketch for them, and mail it to them. Aletter in the mailbox is an event these days
Write a letter by hand on some pretty stationary, or draw a sketch for them, and mail it to them. A letter in the mailbox is an event these days! My wife and I have been doing this since our first year of marriage (19 years ago). We have sent each other letters every few months since then. It’s become part of our relationship and I look forward to it every time we send something new.
Drawing is also a nice touch too because you can write more than just words on paper when drawing something for someone else. And photos are always welcome—especially if they mean something special from your life together as friends!
You can also send gifts in the mail too! This can be done inexpensively by sending things such as homemade cookies from one friend to another, small toys children would enjoy receiving as gifts with their names written on them so they know who sent it (this works best for kids at least 2nd grade up through high school), even small trinkets like keychains or stickers which are fun but not expensive items that most everyone would appreciate receiving in their mailbox instead of junk mail!”
To call or not to call?
When it comes to keeping in touch with your riding friends, there are many different ways of doing so. You can always just call them up and chat about things that have happened since you last saw each other. Or, if you’re not up for talking, send a text message or email instead! It’s all a matter of preference—and what kind of relationship you have with your friend.
For example: If you’re married or have kids, then maybe calling someone during the day isn’t something that would work out well for everyone involved. Because then they’d have to put their kid down for nap time or something like that before talking on the phone (if they even wanted to talk at all). So maybe sending an email would be better?
Or maybe not! In this case it might actually be better just to call because otherwise there may be some confusion over why exactly the person didn’t answer their phone when called by another member of their family (aka spouse).
Texting can also be a fun way to keep in touch, especially since it’s so common and easy.
If you’re already part of a group of friends who are all riding, you may also have opportunities to get together. In addition to the social aspect of riding around with other people, there’s another benefit: it gives your horse more time with other horses and people. This can help prevent boredom and anxiety in your horse.
- When traveling by plane or train, call ahead so that someone can pick up your horse from the airport or train station when you arrive.
- If there is no one available to pick up your horse at the airport or train station on arrival, arrange for someone else to do so as soon as possible after arrival (ideally within 24 hours).
Your riding friends are likely already on social media. You may want to share what’s going on with your horses and in your daily life with them from time to time, but remember that social media posts are public, so you’ll want to be careful about sharing private information.
When you’re staying in touch with riding friends who live far away, you may want to share what’s going on with your horses and in your daily life from time to time. But remember that social media posts are public, so you’ll want to be careful about sharing private information.
If this is a concern for you, look at the privacy settings for your various accounts. For example, if you’re using Facebook but not comfortable with everyone seeing everything that comes up on your feed (or if some people don’t have their own accounts), take some time now to review these settings and make sure they suit the way that you use each account. You can also create a private group on Facebook where only certain friends will be able to see posts related specifically to this topic or issue
Some people send weekly or monthly emails instead of using social media sites.
If you don’t want to share your life with the whole world, but would still like to stay in touch with friends, try sending an email every week or so. You can talk about the latest horse news and ask for advice on training issues. You can also ask for feedback on blog posts that you’ve written or just share photos and videos of your newest horse conquest!
Remember that online communication isn’t everything!
It’s easy to become focused on online communication, but remember that there are other ways to stay in touch with your riding friends. Writing letters, sending cards and even giving gifts can be just as meaningful as an exchange of emails or texts. If you can’t get together in person because of distance or time constraints, try setting up Skype calls so that you can see each other’s faces and interact in real time.