I actually spent about 20 min this evening writing an update on all the horses and riders in training with me but just deleted it as I realized, every day in this sport there are ups and downs. Ups that make us happy, proud, excited about the future. Downs that make us doubt ourselves, doubt our horses, cry a little, or even a lot, and question why we do this sport in the first place.
Why? Because even when it seems as the downs outweigh the ups, the ups are often so high, it makes all the sweat, hard work, bruises and tears worth it. I hope all those reading this remember that on those down days. Hang in there. There will be an up day soon.
And in the meantime, choose to learn from the down days and hold onto the feeling of the up days. Positive thinking really does go a long way.
Wow. It has been a while.
I got a puppy and he has sort of consumed my life! I know I don’t have kids but every time I describe something like having a sleepless night, having to rearrange my schedule to fit the puppy’s sleeping habits, etc… my friends with kids just laugh at me. I get it. And it has taken a bit of adjusting, but totally worth it.
So, meet Beckham (that’s him at 8 weeks old, he is now almost 18 weeks old). American chocolate lab. Bred by my friend Carter Amigh. Field bred so very sporty looking and seriously smart. Going to be big! Bird dog in the making. LOVE him 🙂
Have been posting photos and video on Instagram so follow me there for more cuteness (korizzopics).
In other news… Sprocket got the all clear to start light jumping. Yeah! Just in time for snow and frozen ground. Blah.