Wednesday, 18 February 2015

So Many Miles

I'm having a bit of a blogging crisis. I'm happy, I'm riding tons, my horses are doing great... and I'm super boring. Local area trail rides just aren't overly exciting, and neither are training rides. 

Both girls have been good this week. I've been putting a ton of trail miles on Ms Bridget and she's been great. She really is the best little trail horse a person could ask for - she's fun, well behaved, and absolutely fearless too. Great out in a group and content on her own as well. In fact, her company is in such demand that I've been slacking on the arena rides. Ginger however, has been to the ring for a light free lunging session in an attempt to build up some base fitness. She seems to be a little more interested in the idea of having a job, which is always a good thing. Both are going to get another ride or two this week, and then both have lessons on Sunday. Same old, same old.

This view. For an hour or two or three every day. Pretty good life, right? :)

At some point I heard a clinician say watching good training is like watching paint dry. So, maybe our general lack of exciting blog material means we're doing well? I'm always easily absorbed by the detail in my actual rides and never bored, but when the time comes to write about my rides there's only so many times I want to write about Ginger being spooky and Bridget being slightly sticky in the transition to canter. Never mind holding the canter. Baby steps, day after day, month after month. Fun as the owner/rider, not so interesting as a blogger!

Adorable baby kitty is adorable. Life is definitely good.
In addition to our regular lessons, I'm going to audit a clinic this weekend, which will hopefully lend me a bit of inspiration. Also, I've got a dressage and a jumping lesson booked for Bridget in a clinic next month with a coach from the big city. If all is going well closer to the date, I'm going to add a lesson or two in for Ginger as well. It's at the exhibition grounds across town so it also might be a good chance to practice for an away show - I may opt to stable them overnight, Until then, we keep picking away, bit by bit, mile by mile, so that one day we will be doing all the exciting things :)

14 comments:

  1. I like the boring. I like the progress. It's why we blog, and why I try not to stray too far away from just journaling our progress. Keep on writing and I will keep on reading!

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  2. I agree! It's nice to read about the normal things because then I feel like I'm not the only one doing training rides.

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    1. I love reading about everyone else's training rides too :)

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  3. I'm like Jen, I blog to keep track of my ups and downs with the girls so i can have something to look back on if similar issues arise again.
    I adore your blog as the love and care you lavish on your gorgeous girls (and now kitteh), between the ears trail photos and loose lunging reports of spooking horses can make for awesome blog reading as we learn more about your lovely ladies ☺

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    1. You're very kind :) I'm very boring at the moment, but I can promise lots of pictures!

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  4. This is also how I feel, my training rides are boring but I post anyways. I figure if people don't want to read, well, atleast I have a good way to recap how my rides were going two months ago lol.

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    1. That's how I started, then all of the sudden a bunch of (really nice!) people who seem to do a lot more interesting things than I do are reading and I start to feel a little guilty for being so unexciting. But yeah, it's just supposed to be my training log.

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  5. oooh the upcoming clinics and lessons sound super exciting!! and i agree with the others - forward progress (however minute) can never be boring. also - i may or may not trek across the country just to steal your kitty ;)

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    1. Little kitty is a little terror at the moment - I doubt you'd be able to capture him, let alone be locked in a car with him for any length of time lol. Just kidding, he's actually very sweet, but I think I forgot how crazy active kittens are! Also, he still has no name...maybe a topic for a blog post, someone out there has to be good at names!

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  6. Sometimes boring is good! Means nothing bad is happening, lol

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    1. Exactly. I'm fairly content being boring at the moment, but it's not very inspiring to blog about

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  7. Sounds like you are making progress and there is nothing wrong with that! I wish I could join you on a trail ride.

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    1. Any time any fellow bloggers are in this neck of the woods I'd be happy to take them on a trail ride :)

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