How to stay motivated
So, I've been really trying hard to become a half way decent rider. I finally found a trainer that I click with and feel like I'm making progress with. My problem is how to keep myself motivated when I'm riding on my own for practice. I get bored riding in the ring. I do work on figure eights, circles, transitions from walk, jog, trot, etc. I just find that I get frustrated because I feel like maybe I'm not doing something right or whatever, I don't know. I really enjoy trail riding and that's what I do a lot of but arena work is necessary, too. Any suggestions?