A little over two years ago, I started taking riding lessons. And then because of health issues, I had to stop. After my health improved, and the problem was taken care of (I had surgery) I just never went back to my lessons.
I kept putting it off, and making excuses of why I couldn’t go back to my lesson program. And while I really enjoyed it, I just couldn’t get back to it.
But about a week ago I shared with you the wonderful opportunity I was given to join the Noelle Floyd Masterclass. And even though the weather is not cooperating with me, I have a plan to get back into the swing of riding on a regular basis.
First things first, my daughter’s wedding is this coming Friday. And this event has taken over my life for the past several months. Which honestly, has been a lot of fun! But the big day is just about here, and then I can return to my normal life of staying busy with the horses.
But right now everything has been related to the final touches for the wedding. We have done a lot of the decorations ourselves. Which includes the flowers, and some pretty vases for the flowers to set in.
And making different cupcake stands for the cupcakes, as well as cookies that will fill up a desert table.
I have been watching LOTS of the Noelle Floyd Masterclass videos every morning before I go to work. And also printing the corresponding workbooks that go with each masterclass. There is so much helpful information.
And my next step will be to take this new found information, and apply it to my own riding. Which is challenging right now because of the weather. Sure I could ride at night because of my homemade lighted riding area, but because of the snow I choose not too.
There is just too much snow for me to feel comfortable riding Plezant. But that doesn’t mean I can’t take him for a walk, or tack him up. There are other things I can do to prepare for that special moment of getting on him for the first time at home.
So just like my riding lessons used to happen once a week, on Thursdays, I am going to make the time for my riding (or groundwork) lessons on Thursdays. It was a great habit, and I want to get back to that.
One Week At A Time
Once the wedding is a memory, I can get back to my normal routine. I like routines. And I like establishing new habits. While it is a challenge, it’s a challenge I can get used too.
And focusing on it one week at a time, makes it easier to achieve success by having baby goals in order to get to the bigger goal.
This time of year the weather can be challenging to say the least. But even if it does snow, at least the temperature is above freezing, mostly. So even thought I know I won’t be riding for at least a few weeks, I will still be working with my horses.
And Plezant is really settling in. He lets me touch his face now, and I can really see his personality coming through now that he is feeling more secure in his surroundings. But I am not putting pressure on myself, or my horses. I’m just taking it one week at a time.
If you are needing a little motivation, or want the opportunity to learn from some of the most incredible equestrians, sign up for the Masterclass membership! It’s only $19.99 a month, so less than the cost of taking a weekly riding lesson. And you have the opportunity to learn from people like Anne Kursinski, Missy Clark, Archie Cox, and the latest instructor is Tik Maynard! I have been obsessed with this masterclass.
Every morning I get up a little early so I can watch a couple of the videos. And Tik is an excellent instructor. Just from watching the videos, I have learned some little things that I can apply now, without even getting into the saddle.
He blends in some natural horsemanship with how he works with horses, And I can totally relate to this, because that’s how I work with my own horses.