|A normal workday-& perfect metaphor for my life|
Added to the mayhem which is field season at work are repeated spins on the health care roulette wheel. Only I can't seem to get the ball to land in a winning slot. :/
We're still gathering data, but there is a glimpse of a silver lining, aka treatable things. Which would be fantastic, as I'd love to, you know, get back to living my life?
Hence my offering of a consolation prize in the form of the ridiculously dorky photo feed now featured on our homepage.
There Was An Actual Dressage Thing, Though!
I have eked out some rides here & there. Last weekend, Encore challenged my commitment to "I Will" during a brief dressage school.
As we began a few figures in the 20 x 40, my horse was tuning me out & going llama. I got emotional: I got frustrated. Red flag that things were spiraling downhill.
|Letting go: possible!|
I paused to breathe & regroup my scattered bits of focus. The trainer in my head firmly repeated, "Ride off your leg, let go of the death grip on your horse's face, BE PATIENT."
We rode centerline & diagonals & I focused on staying soft. I focused on supporting with my seat & core. And I waited.
Patience Is The Hardest Part
I just kept riding as correctly as possible & around the third or fourth repetition...I felt Encore start to trust. He was trusting forward & trusting that I would not suffocate the energy flow with my hand.
As we turned across each successive diagonal, I felt his trot lift & push from behind. And lo & behold, correct worked.
Maybe I should try that more often.
|Never too much Grumpy Cat|