Motivation For Riding More

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Greetings!

I haven’t been riding much lately, have you? Tons of work to do in the office  it’s been hard to get motivated. I have ridden one of my geldings for sale a few times, because I had some motivation for that, with a buyer coming to see him.

What I need is some motivation to ride my own horse. Once I am on him, I have plenty of motivation because he is a total blast to ride! It’s the suiting up and getting away from the office that I have trouble psyching myself into. Especially if I have no pressing need to ride—like a clinic, show or expo to prepare for. It’s not like he needs the training–he’s very push-button and can stand for months and still be on the mark in his riding.

But when I have a goal looming in the future, it is an easy thing to get myself motivated to ride. This year, because of a hectic travel schedule, I don’t think I’ll be able to do any competing and it looks like I may only make it to one, or at best, two clinics with my husband this summer (hopefully he will not read this). So it looks like my horse may be destined to get fat and out of shape this year.

For now, it’s easy to make the excuse since I’m too busy (like now with several deadlines hanging over my head)! Soon, both Rich and I will get antsy about riding and we’ll find the motivation. Maybe I’ll work on a new video with my horse for this summer or record more mounted workout audios.

This is my last of four weeks at home and I am going to take full advantage of it. As much as I love to travel, it’s always good to be home. Our new pup is growing up fast—she’s nearly doubled in size and she’s training up nicely and staying out of trouble for the most part and it’s been good to have time at home with her.

Enjoy the ride,

Julie