What is the Horse Riders Challenge?
The Horse riders challenge is a 31 day photo based challenge for yup you guessed it – horse riders. It was started by Becca Hart (aka @the_farriers_wife) in response to other photo challenges she had seen and enjoyed following.
When my friend Lindsey of Alta Mira Horsemanship nominated me, I was excited but unsrue if it would be a good idea for me to participate. I’ve tried to do challenges before and lost momentum after a couple of days. However I am please to say that I have almost finished (insert happy dance), although I did skip one prompt later on in the challenge and didn’t quite manage to post every day, we got there in the end.
The prompt for day 7 of the horse riders challenge was to share a quote that you love. ‘Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.’ I first heard this quote from my wonderful coach Dani Keogh, and I instantly loved it. When it comes to horses consistency is everything.
Riding is a tough sport, it’s physically demanding as well as mentally challenging. Particularly if you are facing a difficult period in your riding. I like to think of these difficult times as period of growth, no quote captures it better than this one from the lovely @al_capony_dressage “Sometimes what seems like a major speed bump is actually a much needed springboard to improvement”. So my top tip for day 13 of #thehorseriderschallenge is to pay attention to your mindset and focus and be sure that your not missing out on an opportunity to progress.
In the next few days I will have finished my The Horse Riders Challenge, stay tuned to see days 16-31.