Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love what you do...do what you love

Dirt, the smell of horse poops, a pair of boots, jeans and saddle have become my new norm. The last two Sundays, the weather couldn't have been any more perfect. Warmer temperature, lots of sun made both weekends the perfect time to get out and have some fun. The 2nd and 3rd horse riding lessons continued, except that the hubby needed a break. After two lessons, He admitted he liked horses but not at the same level as my daughter and I so he just took the camera man spot and snapped photos of our adventure instead.
After the 2nd lesson though, I questioned myself if this was something I really wanted to do. Riding a horse for fun or on trail ride versus taking a formal lesson were completely different I realized. I didn't seem to be able to get my posture right. I was stiff just like a stick and was not natural the 2nd time around. While trying to wrap my brain around the whole proper posture/seating (aligning the hip, rib cage and shoulder) and controlling the horse at the same time, it was almost too much. On another thought, it is similar to driving a car (but not quite since this is an animal not an engine). Everything takes time and practice, just don't give up I told myself. I forced myself to continue with the 3rd lesson and to my amazement I did so much better this time around and had loads of fun.
So far I have thoroughly enjoyed my new hobby. Doing something as a family and being close to the animals that I love are a big plus.
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  1. Love your photos, keep it up:)
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    Love always,

  2. i like that you are doing this as a family too! must be such an important and fun lesson for your daughter too to love and care for animals. what a great idea!

  3. How wonderful to have a hobby that you are passionate about Nelah and what makes it even better is that you get to share this with your daughter. So glad to hear that you've found something that you both enjoy so much and I bet it'll be even more fun as the weather gets nicer.

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    Thanks for stopping by and catching up with me :)

  4. How nice to share a hobby with your family. That looks like so much fun! What a great way to spend the weekend.

  5. Those horses smiling always make me laugh! Nelah, I love that you're not only riding the horses but also participate in their care and upkeep. It's a wonderful hobby! You'll know how far you want to take it. Your daughter really is enjoying it and what a wonderful experience for her. You hubby took fantastic photos. He captured everything beautifully.

  6. I love your new hobby, Nelah! And so great that we can share this hobby with your daughter. I've always wanted to learn horseriding, I love the idea of it. But after trying it out for myself I realised it was not for me - it hurt so much, as I was very unfit.

  7. Nelah, horseriding is something which I've always wanted to do but when I hear of my friends' stories of how difficult and painful it is, I was surprised coz that's not how I see on tv but then again, I think it really could be very difficult and what we are exposed to are just what we see on TV and what we read in books. I love Black Beauty btw and everyone who reads it would love horses. I'm glad to hear that you are pursuing one of your passions. What a wonderful hobby it is.

    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière


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