Riding at the Area IV championships at Novice was a huge goal for me in 2018, and it is really fun to watch the helmet cam video back! Even though I know the weekend ended in a minor disaster. But XC day was so fun and felt like the culmination of a wonderful season. I … More Flashback Friday: Area IV Champs Helmet Cam
With horses, progress is slow. It can be hard to see the changes day in and day out, as we do our 20 meter circles and endless transitions. So the timescale of progress with horses is different than with other things. Looking back – and even while I was living it – Drifter’s progress once … More Throwback Thursday: Progress
The call comes from your instructor (or maybe you’re just really masochistic motivated): “drop your irons.” And at first you’re like: okay, I got this. Yeah. I’m awesome! I’m so strong and balanced! Half a lap around the arena you’re like, By now your legs are really burning. Maybe your instructor is giggling gleefully in the middle … More Throwback Thursday: Thoughts while Riding without Stirrups
Throwback Thursday this week resurfaces a post from October 9, 2013. You can also read the original here. I recently came across a post called “Top 3 Reasons Why America’s Producing so Many Mediocre Instructors” and was intrigued enough to read it. Partially, my curiosity stemmed from the fact that I don’t believe my instructors are … More Throwback Thursday: Are American Riding Instructors Mediocre?