In the art of riding a 16-year-old is not regarded as old:
He belongs to the best educated and strongest horses!
Even a 26-year-old horse does not have to be regarded as old.
Just because a horse is a little long in the tooth, doesn’t necessarily mean he’s ready for retirement
Just like people, horses can be senior athletes:
On the picture you see the 19-years-old horse called Maestro, and I have many students with horses between 20 and 30 years old!
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Unless a rider is willing to change on their own, and unless a rider has the drive to do so….. (s)he is not going to change.
In horsemanship and dealing with horses somebody has to WANT to change themselves to be ABLE to change.
So instead of aiming to change riders in 2013, encourage other riders to be a better version of themselves.
Instead of convincing other riders, lead by example, and they will know and feel why progression in their horsemanship is necessary.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
These are also great thoughts to keep you going in 2013:
- Think big, dream big, believe big, act big and the results will be big in 2013!
- If you’ve decided to get past the walls in 2013, you can climb over them, you can break through them, you can tunnel under them, or you can find a door!
- The question isn’t “CAN YOU” it’s “WILL YOU”.
- Its always ok to skip the part of the story where you say: “I can’t” and go straight to the part where you say: “LET’S BEGIN.”
- The other ones who say “you can’t” and “you won’t” are the ones scared that you will!
- Keep your eye on your goal in 2013 and make it YOUR year!
I wish you a wonderful 2013 with a lot of:
Around the turn of the year it’s always good to look back on the past year.
But this is an interesting quote:
“Most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” – Tony Robbins.
So do you remember 2003? That ‘s 10 years ago (and yes I know, it sounds like 3 years ago, but that’s another story).
Let’s go back to 2003:
- Where did you live?
- What were you like?
- Who were your friends?
- Did you have horses?
- What was your knowledge about horses?
- How capable were you as a rider?
- What were your hopes and dreams as a rider?
If someone had asked you in 2003:” Where will you be in 10 years?” What would you have told them? Are you today where you wanted to be back then?
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