I drafted a blog the other day, but it bored me to write. I can't imagine trying to read it. The gist of it was that ZB and I aren't really doing much because blah blah blah excuses.
And I thought.
I hate excuses.
What's the real issue here?
It's not that "waaaaah it's hot and I'm tired and I'm not a pro and my legs aren't strong enough to make my horse go forward and I'm tired of kicking" because you know what.
She goes just fine when I ask her to.
It's definitely that I'm bored to tears of going in circles and soldiering away in the summer dust for some abstract goal of impressing a judge at a show I literally don't want to go to, even if there wasn't a pandemic, which there is.
So if I don't want to go to a show and I don't want to do mindless circles in the dust, what do I want to do?
|Go on hacks|
Instead of doing arena exercises, what do I want to address today? What sparks my interest and engages my horse?
|O HAI FANCY LADY HORSE|
All of a sudden, I have a willing partner going forward and I'm happy in the work too.
My low-key goals for the year are to take a couple of jump lessons and get ZB to a cross country facility to get exposed to ditches, banks, and water. New barn buddy Nadia is all on board for that, so hopefully there will be epic media when it happens.
|R BEEBEH EVENT HORSE HA|
My other low key goal for the year is to dress ZB up for some over the top photo shoot with long flowing locks and I dunno, flowers in her mane or something. If the hair is giving you a twitch, well, get used to it because I love it.
I mean. Who isn't excited for fancy new ZB media? She's literally the world's cutest full size horse.