Regression is a normal part of progress… at least that’s the mantra I’m repeating over and over to myself. Not that I jinxed my entire existence by bragging about my horse on this blog. Miles has been doing so, so well lately and then we hit a pothole last week.
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Miles had another lesson with Nichole (BFF and trainer’s working student) in the irons on Monday. I love having this opportunity available to me for so many reasons, one of which is being able to observe each lesson. I learn a lot standing next to Trainer and watching, plus I gain a lot of confidence when things go well… which (knock on wood) they have been.
Despite the lack of evidence on this blog, I have been riding my big red beast. In fact, his schedule has finally settled into a routine (knock on wood) that seems to be working very well for both of us. The best part is that I’m starting to see some real progress both in Miles and myself. While I’m trying to remain cautiously optimistic, sometimes it really is hard to contain my excitement. I love this horse and I can’t wait to have him back to his usual self over fences.
2015 has been a year full of ups and downs for me so far. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about who and what is most important to me and whether or not I’m living my life every day in the best way possible. I’m finding that my thoughts leave me with many more questions than answers, and part of me is very frustrated that a clear path hasn’t presented itself yet. But regardless of what the future holds, I’m working hard to enjoy today. In fact, I have a lot to be thankful for… a whole heck of a lot. So while some people are stretching their thanks out over the entire month, I’m writing down 30 things I’m thankful for right now. Today. This very minute.
Nothing says “I have no content” and “I’m too busy to come up with something creative” than jumping on a blog hop full of questions. But considering I’m elbow-deep in Turkey giblets preparing to host my very first Thanksgiving, I figure why not. Plus I really love Cathryn of That Red Mare <3