Come So Far

I vividly remember writing my last of the year post of 2011. Mainly because it was filled with defeat, sadness and feelings of failure. I actually didn’t believe I’d still be riding this time this year. But here I am.

That is thanks to several factors. Some wonderful people who gave me the proverbial kick up the arse, Maddi being the main one. The great support from Debz and Lorraine who did tell me quite honestly, if I felt like quitting, I should, it is a hobby and I shouldn’t feel like it is a chore. Something kept me at it and I had some major break throughs this year.

My cantering just clicked. Now I don’t feel like it is an issue and its just another gait. My position, my overall riding has improved and some of that has to do with my school lessons with our riding school owner.

My confidence as a rider has built this year and it was tested last weekend when I did a first two hour hack with my hacking instructor.

I’m pleased with my progress of 2012 and hope it continues into the new year and beyond.

Happy new year to you all and your horses.

Thanks for all the support this year,


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  1. You have worked harder than most and deserve every bit if success you get with riding and with anything else you decide to tackle – brain surgery?!! It’s been an absolute pleasure to follow your progress and I’m looking forward to seeing where you end up by this time next year πŸ™‚ Lorraine

  2. Marie, you are on a wonderful learning trajectory that you have worked hard to build. Riding inevitably has its lows, sometimes so much so that it requires a bit of time and distance from, but it is always, ALWAYS, worth the fight. Your progress has been amazing – it’s so easy to forget from reading your blog entries that you can’t see, because it seems to hamper you much less than simple nerves can hamper the average Joe Bloggs. It’s been a pleasure to read and chat about our riding along the ways, and I can’t wait for 2013’s annual review already πŸ˜‰

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