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Living in an Old-School World
You know how your grandparents have these unwavering “back in my day” ideas? The
Are We There Yet?
We all dream big, right? Maybe it’s moving up from the A/A Hunters to the A/O Hunters or a complicated dressage routine. Sometimes our dreams are so big they feel like a mountain. And when you’re always looking up, it’s easy to forget how far you’ve climbed. So don’t be too hard on yourself.
Empty Pockets, Full Heart
Let’s be honest—horses are pricey. Every saddle, bridle, and vet check costs money! So it’s normal to sometimes feel like maybe you’re not giving your
Mistakes Happen, and That’s Okay!
Horses are like your BFFs—they understand you, but they’ve got their own thoughts and feelings too. A minor misunderstanding can make a big difference. Just remember, nobody’s perfect, not even your idol at the
The ‘Insta-Perfect’ Illusion
Raise your hand if you’ve ever scrolled through Instagram and thought, “Why can’t that be me?” We’ve all been there. The perfect shots of perfect jumps and perfect, well, everything. Just know this: for every perfect photo, there are a dozen outtakes, a handful of falls, and maybe a couple of temper tantrums (from
The Judges Are Watching!
Oh, the judges. Will they like me? Will they hate me? Will they notice if I do this little thing wrong? Being judged can feel like the world is staring at you through a magnifying glass. Remember, they’re not scary monsters—they’re people who love horses too.
When Everyone Knows Everyone
Horse folks can be like a tight-knit family—loving but, well, everyone knows everyone else’s business. This can feel like you’re always in the spotlight. It’s okay; no one is perfect, even if it seems like Ellie from the next stable over never puts a foot wrong.
So Now What?
The first step to feeling better is knowing you’re not alone. Talk about it with your riding pals, your trainers, or even the guy who delivers the hay bales! And hey, cut yourself some slack. We’re all learning.
Always remember, you and your