I’ve somehow gone from having one horse to ride, to having none, to having three horses in consistent work.
On Sunday I was feeling frazzled with having to get them all done while still fitting in a long run, cleaning my house, and going to dinner with a friend.
It was then that I mentally split them up into categories, to help me figure out what my priorities are.
Macy represents the Present. She’s what I’ve got now to learn from. And while she probably isn’t going to be my Present forever, for now I need to make sure I take care of her so she can handle what I ask of her.
And while sometimes I’m happy with Macy, and sometimes I’m not, she’s what I’ve got right now. So, I plan on learning as much as I can out of the present situation.
June represents the Future.
I’ve put all my eggs in one basket with her, so to speak. I need to ensure we’ll have a great future together by putting in the time with her now. Daily outings of some sort, so that when I am on her back she isn’t surprised or confused by much. The work has been fun, and challenging some days, but I know it’s worth it in the end, and I am so excited about what the future holds.
And Georgie represents the Past.
Which doesn’t mean I love her any less. It just means that on days when I am frazzled and short on time, she is going to be the one who doesn’t get out. Or, for whom the plan changes from a hack in the hills to a walk down the road.
We’ve had an incredible past.
For some reason categorizing these horses this way has helped me be more realistic about what I can get done, and what is a priority. Have any of you thought of things in this way? What do you do when you’re feeling like you’re short on time when it comes to getting horses out?