Riding…. Just for Fun?? ?>

Riding…. Just for Fun??

I can’t remember the last time riding was “just for fun” for me.  It was my SPORT.  It was my PASSION.  It was my JOB.  After some health issues set me back, I had to reevaluate my relationship with riding.  I can’t take the risks or push my body the way I used to.  But, I have lived and breathed horses for 25+ years… what would I possibly do without horses?

I took a short rest (i.e. 3 months of horrible winter) and only visited my “semi” retired horse.  That wasn’t cutting it.  I was still getting the riding (particularly jumping) itch.  After being cleared by the doctor, I decided to… TAKE LESSONS!  I have not been able to take a lesson in years.  I haven’t had the time or the energy or the money.  I was always the one giving the lessons.  I have to tell you… It is fantastic to be taking lessons again.

Yes, it is hard, especially because I used to be able to do more than I can do now.  (But that is a different post!) Honestly though, it is very refreshing just to think and focus on me.  I have found a fun, but extremely knowledgeable trainer, who keeps me on my toes.  I like being able to trust that the horses I am riding actually are going to try to do what I ask.  I can’t wait to see where this piece of my equestrian journey takes me!

The bottom line is…. I got into this for fun- it’s about time I started having some again!  Don’t forget, we only have one life to live, fill it with as much fun as possible!!
A wonderful horse, Caro, that I got to lesson on.

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