It’s been a long time since my last post, though things haven’t really been going on much from the more obvious outside view. I’ve been striving to improve my life, it’s direction and passionately, diligently pursuing it. One of my commitments is to bringing Reason’s talents and our work together to fruition. For me as a rider and his trainer, it has been somewhat a dance. We go forward, back, side to side, sometimes beautifully, sometimes wondrously. Tumultuous is a good word. He’s been a tricky partner at times and my dedication and finesse in riding have really been tested and pulled to forefront. But, he is my ultimate educator and I feel like the more I ride him, the more I learn, the more my hunger to be better, my passion to be immersed in the education, is increased. (And the more I ride, I learn to sit his antics, and keep us focused).
Last week we finally tilled in a rough riding area in the horses’ pasture. I think the only way this could get better is if the area was actually built on a base, with some all weather footing and oh, maybe a nice hedge around the perimeter ;). We also brought in a few logs for our growing cross country jump collection and hopefully I’ll be painting my weathered and unruly jump standards here soon. The footing isn’t perfect, but both Reason and I are pretty conscious of it and it does the trick for now.
Speaking of education. I want to ride lots of horses, work around them and in addition to that, be around people who can offer their own knowledge to help me go forward in my riding. I take my equine education seriously (but with lots of humor, fun and a positive face) so I can get good. I want to face my fears, challenges and be successful. Riding horses is not only to be successful over jumps, performing a Dressage test, or retraining young Thoroughbreds (for me), but also helping in being a success, balanced person all around.
Last year I also started my own business. It’s still a baby, and there is lots of growing to do, but how perfect, how right it feels, I know it’s here to stay. Who knows what’s going to happen, or what direction it will go, but I feel so at home in finally finding a niche, for finally finding something that makes me so happy to do (besides riding and horses of course). It’s been a goal for me to be a successful business woman, and also a successful rider and I’m seeing both come together. Both are helping each other, a ping pong effect of good things. I know now exactly what I want in my life, which is such a good feeling when for so long I felt unsure.
So with everything I’m pressing forward, creating my own path and am so happy and so excited. I’m taking every free bit of time I have and using it to be around horses and further my education. I have a few opportunities to get closer to horses and dive more into the game. And Reason, he’s doing better everyday. I’ll have more posts soon. 🙂