We know all about the big goals and future plans.
For example, mine would be:
- Get jumping again
- Get competing again etc.
A little less conversation, a little more action please
But what about the smaller day to day milestones we set for ourselves?
After an unintentional 3 days off (thanks, life) I was tacking Bumper up and thinking to myself how much I could not be arsed to lunge him.
Does it usually take more than 5 minutes? No.
Because he’s been a good boy lately and I generally use it to just get an impression of what I am dealing with for the day if he’s had time off (if he’s been worked the day before I don’t bother).
Because #nope riding this thing
But there we were, standing at the tie up rail and looking at each other and I said…
I walked over to the arena, clambered straight on and proceeded to have a brilliant ride.
Like this if we pretend it was new media and my position is (hopefully) getting better
I couldn’t help but smile because this has been a milestone I’ve wanted to crack for a while, albeit a small one. But pre-injury he was the type of horse I could leave for two weeks and clamber back on with not a worry in the world.
It’s showing me that he’s really settling back down into himself more. Or I trust him more. Or I trust myself more?
I dunno. Maybe all of the above.
Regardless, I’m so proud of how hard he is trying right now and I am having so much fun riding again – finally!