So after writing one of my recent threads, I got to thinking: Didn't I start riding for fun? To enjoy being around horses? I know, as a little third grader,I did not start riding horses to win ribbons, or to be the best. I thought they were the coolest, most beautiful creature around, and thought it would be the best thing ever to be around one.
These days, I over-think EVERYTHING about horses. Whether I'm worrying if we're doing everything correctly, or if something I'm doing is hurting my horse, etc. I'm always concerned about SOMETHING! I often forget to just let go, stop thinking, and have fun!
Do you guys ever feel this way? This is like the biggest thing that bothers me, and it usually prevents me from enjoying riding/horses. I'm really trying to work through it so I can be that excited little third grader again I love my horse SO much, and think that if I could just stop thinking and worrying about everything and anything under the sun then we would both enjoy ourselves so much more.
I have to keep reminding myself that in horseback riding, SO many things can go wrong, but the odds of those things happening are slim. If I always focus on those things, then what's the fun of that? Heck, in life, so many things can go wrong, too, but those aren't worth worrying over either. I just need to let go of my worries, and enjoy my beautiful horse! We'll both know if something is wrong, so there is nothing to worry about.
Well anyway, cookies if you got through that. I just wanted to vent and share my epiphany! Comments are welcome, especially encouraging ones! And have ya'll ever gone through this btw, or am I the only one? Thanks!