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Friday, August 15, 2014

It's Supposed To Be Fun Right?

Horses that is. 
Yes they're a lot of work. 
A.  Lot.  Of.  Work. 
Especially when you take care of them yourself.
(but that leads me into a whole 'nother topic)
But if you're a horse nut like me, "infected" since you were a wee one, they're supposed to be FUN.

Sometimes though we lose sight of that...
Which actually makes me glad my horses aren't in shape to be competitive at all this year.
We've been entering jackpots still, but working on keeping things correct not on making runs.
We've been trail riding.
We've been working in the arena but not "running" or do a bunch of barrel work.
Just working on softness, suppleness, collection, lateral work, etc.

Even when we're working though we're also having fun...
You know what?  It's showing - even in our jackpot runs :)

Which reaffirms my belief that no matter how competitive you are, you need to respect your horse and keep it fun for BOTH of you!