It’s Horse Happy Hour again.
Always trying to view any situation in the best light.
Ever since starting riding at Castle Rock Farm I’ve pretty much gone at it alone. If you’re like me, you find something good in any predicament.
All this solo riding has brought plenty of opportunity for growth.
To a certain degree, this chance to ride alone at the farm might have been one of the best things in terms of improving on a few things.
Of course the best results will always be had under the constant watchful eye of a qualified and supportive instructor. But what if there’s no chance for that? And what if riding with others has become, restricting, in some ways?
“Busy barn riding” – I’ve done it for years, and sure, it’s fun. Not to mention much more social. But riding alone, especially when things are going less than stellar, has turned out to be just the ticket.
It’s been refreshing. Trying things. Taking a chance. Risking everything getting ugly, which is OK, only the starthistle out there witnessing it all. It also feels really good to come up with your own solutions. (Well, at least until you run out of solutions.)
So, this is a period of learning to take risks. And enjoying not picking at mistakes. Ignoring them. Yes, such an incredible amount of mistakes…
Horse Happy Hour to all!