Sunday, November 20, 2011


I don't even really know what a 15m circle is--though thanks to Peter I do know my circles tend to look like eggs--and I don't even know how to coordinate my outfits, let alone my aids, but Calm, Forward, Straight hits on several things in this post that I can relate to, things I do struggle with. Nausea, for one.

Okay, I don't usually feel nauseous. Sometimes just a little fluttery in my stomach. Normally, I'm merely fighting to breathe around my heart as it slams first into the front of my rib cage, then into the back of my rib cage, kind of like it's trying to give itself CPR.

But lately, I'm finding the fun part again. The get on and laugh part. The "well, that was an interesting reaction" part.

And Calabar seems to be coming along with me. Nudging me when I need to be nudged and following me in our funny little dance.

He inspires me to be a better rider, and other writers I read inspire me with their own journeys.

Life is a good place to be.


Anonymous said...

You're pretty inspirational yourself (or I should say, you and your horse) . . .

Grey Horse Matters said...

If we can't have fun and laugh at our mistakes it sort of defeats the purpose of life itself. Nobody's ever going to be perfect, riders will be fearful at times but we usually work past it and a sense of humor sure helps.

Sarah said...

Ooooh, such a fun place to be! Not that I've got a perfect mindset (hahahahaha!), but I found a HUGE difference in my riding and our work when I could laugh at Miles' ridiculous moments rather than get frustrated or anxious. Great things are ahead for you and Bar:)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.