Each year, as a new one approaches, I take the time to reflect on the past twelve months. While 2016 may not have been as exciting as 2015 was, it still gave me life experiences that I won’t forget.
A few days ago I tweeted something that I was feeling. It was more for myself as a reminder for the future than to garner attention from others. “I need to stop comparing my horse and I to where we were at this time last year. It is all progress.”
Almost two months ago I took a much needed lesson with one of my old coaches from high school and before I even mounted my designated horse, I issued a warning to her and all of those nearby. “I’m rusty. I haven’t had a lesson since before graduation and haven’t been over fences since the summer,” slipped out beforeContinue reading “Give Yourself More Credit”
While everyone else was stuffing their faces with chocolate bunnies and hunting for little plastic eggs this past weekend, I was stuffing all my things into an already-full tack trunk and celebrating the end of the hunt for a new barn.
“You need a new saddle,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. Lies—it is all lies. I was never blessed with an easy-to-fit horse and I had my fair share of saddle fit woes even before I bought Ax. When I bought him I completely ignored his conformation (i.e. GIGANTIC withers) and soon realized that the saddleContinue reading “Saddle Searching and Buffalo Humps”