Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
I myself have ADD, and so does my friend. We lose attention and get bored super fast, but the upside of ADD is you hyper focus on your interests. When I'm doing stuff with horses, I pay attention only to my horse and I, nothing else. The other day my friend and I were watching a lesson... I thought she'd be saying she was bored 5mins in to it... But 1hr later she was still there watching intently. So no, if you have a point of interest, don't give it up, just find a way that's easier for you to learn. For me it's easiest to have a one on one lesson with nobody else in the arena riding, helps me to keep focused.
I also do silly little things too, but it doesn't stop me. Left my $200 sunglasses in the tack room for a month. Gone to put milk back in the fridge while carrying my phone and keys, walked back to the kitchen an hour later to find the milk on the counter and my phone & keys in the fridge. Gone to the barn in my everyday running shoes when I meant to put boots on. A few weeks ago I left my keys in the door lock (on the outside of the door) overnight.
I also tend to misplace my keys, phone, sunglasses, bracelet, necklace, camera, USB, and just about anything and everything important every single day.
None of this stops me from doing what I love... Or pretty much anything I want to do though haha ;)
"It is the difficult horses that have the most to teach you" - Double Dan Horsemanship