I was in a dressage clinic this past weekend. When I ride dressage, all I want to do is dressage. I'm fascinated by the logical progression and training. I love seeing the pieces fall into place and I'm addicted to the feeling of connection with the horse. I feel like all I want to do is ride up the levels like some sort of tail-coated centaur and do complex, intricate movements while reveling in all the grace and power of a horse.
And when I'm jumping, all I want to do is jump. I love that the horse is responsible for himself and I love the kind of team that makes us. I love the strength and balance and precision it takes to ride a course well. I love the feeling of the horse jumping under me and I'm addicted to the feeling of freedom from the laws of gravity. I feel like all I want to do is chase better rounds and bigger jumps like the fearless jockey I become during a good ride.
I think I need to make a schedule.