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,