100 Days of Horses
|November 18, 2016||Posted by Melinda under Equine Endurance|
I’ve been struggling with how to fit riding and horses into my life for the last year.
Every time I’ve made a major life change a year passes before I get everything settled and learn new hacks to get done what is important to *me* – like running, riding, writing, and music – in that stage of life.
The specific tricks and hacks I used as a single career women and then re-developed as a vet student won’t work – but the overall lesson: “The time is there, it just needs to be managed” is still as true now as it was then.
Here’s the problem. I’ve had a major lack of motivation.
For better or worse I’m goal oriented. Even when I’m doing something out of sheer love and joy, to make it happen consistently I still need a goal. A big goal that I care about forces me to be creative.
For running it was the dream of 100 miles.
Starting this week I’ve challenged myself to 100 days of horses, without a *break.
*Days that I’m not in town at all won’t count. But it has to be a true “out of town” day with both nights spent out!
Do you want to join me? Do you need some extra motivation to see and experience your horses during the dark days of winter?
So what if it isn’t the prettiest selfie? I was there! I made it happen!
In these 100 days I’m going to learn how to make this work – how to spend pony time when Fig is with me and how to make the most of the days when she’s not, how to slip away early in the morning and late at night, how to make horses part of my life routine again.
This isn’t about 100 days of RIDING. This is 100 days of me touching, smelling, and seeing my ponies on a daily basis. (and hopefully a little riding????? Maybe????)
Friday’s are tough, but tonight I’m going to figure out how to squeeze in a quick hello in my longest day of the week.
What is your commitment to your horse this winter? What do you struggle to make time for that is important to you? Join me or create your own challenge!