Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Audience

I can get a little anxious when I`m riding and people are watching me. Shows and clinics can be a special sort of hell if I let myself focus on it. Even posting riding pics on this blog can make me a little uptight. For the past three months though, I`ve been exceptionally spoiled in that the ring I have use of is at the back of a nice lady`s property, away from any prying eyes. I think I`m literally the only one who uses it, and there is certainly never an audience! So imagine my surprise when I looked over mid ride recently and these two were hanging over the fence:
Obviously enthralled by my fantastic riding. Or possibly Bridget`s cute bum, who`s to say?

This is the kind of audience we like riding for!

As an interesting-to-me side note, the dark bay boy was one I looked after when I was working at a local barn last year and a few years prior to that. It was a pleasant surprise to see him and to meet his chestnut friend - I hadn't realized there were horses living in that field. It will be nice to have some company :)


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  1. Aw that is the best kind of audience!

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    1. I was thinking of you today, we're moving and the "fun" stuff of picking out paint colors and appliances is SO stressful. So happy to have pony time :)

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    2. Eurgh i thought I understood stress but buying & building then furnishing is the most stressful undertaking I've ever been foolish enough to undertake.
      I hope all goes well for you *hugs*

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  2. aww what cuties!! i totally understand what you mean about not liking an audience - having ppl around definitely changes the way i ride and react etc... i guess it's just one of those things tho

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    1. I ride like a total idiot if I think someone's watching lol

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  3. My riding ability goes down a notch or two too when I know someone is watching me (unless it's my mom or something - hahaha). Seriously, you ride in a beautiful place :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm feeling very lucky to be home this winter!

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  4. awww definitely the best audience to have!

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    1. It's such a treat to ride there :)

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