Rode My Horse Today....
I had a riding lesson this morning, for the second day in a row, oddly enough, but that was how things worked out. On the way home, thinking about it, about the things I'd learned, I thought of an entire Blog's worth of things I wanted to tell you about. Profound. Inspiring. Dare I say it, Meaningful?
Can't remember a word of it. Too darned tired at this end of the day.
And no Horse Pictures either. But you can amuse yourselves looking at the Bengals, taken tonight, while I try and recall all of this mornings inspiration.
Riding is work. And the kind of riding I am doing on Dim now, with She Who Owns It All is a LOT of work. But it's work on many different levels which is trickling down into the rest of my life. And the other way around.
When I got to the stable today I had already worked (At Assistanting work) a couple hours, woke at work in fact where I was staying with Cabal, the Frankendog (who is doing GREAT by the way) I was stressy, in the way you get when you have a lot of work going on, and not much time.
Took about ten minutes to forget about it.
It's like what I imagine doing Yoga correctly is like. And here's a sentence I never thought I would write, in fact, I may have scoffed at such things: It's being really present in the moment.
There's nothing else.
It's the kind of work that's really hard for me, and would be frustrating if I didn't talk to myself sternly. You see, I kid you not, I AM NOT MAGICALLY NATURALLY GOOD AT THIS. There's a true statement. It's having to work for every small little bit of progress. It's looking at yourself straight, knowing nothing and learning everything. It's working my ass off, and saying, yeah, things been kind of easy lately, maybe you need some BUTT KICKING.
I love it.
It's starting at the beginning, mastering one small thing that feels HUGE, and then learning another. And another. Like yoga, music, writing, work, FIT all of it. I could spend forever learning. It's being so tired at the end of the day that sleep comes not in minutes, but instantly. It's winning, succeeding, learning and doing way more than I thought I could.
And that's what's cool about learning to ride.
There you have it. No doubt much more inspiring when I thought it all out this morning, but I spent the rest of the day in kind of a "Bring it on I am so ready for whatever" frenzy, and it may have lost something in the interim.
Rode my Horse today.
Love and Horses,