As humans first and equestrians second. We all suffer from a confidence crisis every now and again. Horses give us a sense of purpose, a passion and a reason to keep getting out of bed in the morning. A wise friend recently told me sometimes you need to take a step back and look over the situation again. We are all guilty of getting lost in the moment or engulfed in a situation. Losing focus of what really matters.
Our love of horses and passion to be close to them is what starts us all off on an equestrian path. The path then takes us all in different directions. Some roads we choose and other roads we are pushed down.
We get so busy in the day to day rushing from work, to the yard, to home. To go to bed . To wake up in the morning and start the process again. The hours of mucking out, rushing to ride before it goes dark. My message to you all today is. Take a minute, even just one. To be close to your horse and remember the child that had a dream of having a horse. You have acomplished so much more than you think. Your horse loves you and you need to remember to allow yourself the time to love and enjoy him / her too.
Remember the simple pleasures of feeding a horse, now your horse a treat. As a child I used to love spoiling the pony I rode at the riding school after a 30 minute ride with treats. So today I purchased a bag of the new NAF Blueberry and Banana treats (Valegro’s favourite). My horse loved them and perhaps had one or two more than she should.
Clean your tack outside your horses stable so you can spend time with him or her. The bond you have with your horse is something you can build on all of the time. The closer you are , the more in tune you will become.
Enjoy your riding. Because after all – this is why we spend hours working and mucking our horses out . To enjoy time in the saddle with our friends.
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Putting life into perspective and taking a step back can often help you take the biggest steps forward.
Keep going and loving your horse.