It is always such fun to look forward to coming events. Hoping for longer daylight hours, sunnier skies and drier weather has me looking forward and anticipating our spring and summer. Oh, it will be so wonderful having warmth and sunshine back in our world! I've done alright again this winter with my SADS, but I have to admit that I've grown weary of all the rain we're having. And did we get it this past week in spades! Don't ask me for measurements, but trust me when I say that it has been record-breaking wet!
So done with it. *sigh* I'm not ready for hot weather where I lose all ambition and just want to lounge in the pool - no, not that yet - but mild, beautiful, warm spring. I am ready to start riding again. I haven't been on my horse since last fall. Seriously, hate that I'm never able to keep up even a light riding schedule through the winter months, but I just don't seem to be able to do it. Oh well, no sense beating myself up about it. But I am gearing up and hoping this is the year when I really get going on Eags.
Remember back in early January I decided on a chosen word for this year? I chose courage, and elaborated by adding - "if not now, when?" Well, up until now I really haven't had much opportunity to put that idea into action. But that's going to change. I've entered Eagle and I in a clinic with Joe Wolter the end of June. There are only 5 riders total, and that will make for a very intimate riding experience with a wonderful clinician. I've never ridden with Joe, but I did audit one of his clinics years ago. I've always wanted the chance to ride, and I got it. We've got some prep work to do before then, and I've got a plan of action that I'm hoping to get started on real soon. I haven't got everything sorted out yet, but I may have found someone to start taking some lessons from, and only a couple of miles from home. That would be a great opportunity for Eagle and me to improve our skills, conditioning and especially our relationship. He trusts me and I know he feels good when he's with me. Now, I need to feel that good when I ride him. It's a mental thing with me. That's where the lessons should help, a lot. Courage...bring it on.
Anyway, that's my plan and by golly, I'm stickin' to it!
Is anyone else heartbroken that Downton Abbey is finished? Oh my word, I hate that the show is over! Quitting while you're on top is seriously overrated...*sniff* That was the thing I always looked forward to watching Sunday evening, the only thing. Television these days is pathetically bad. If you have a favorite series that you just wouldn't want to miss - please help me out. Tell me, and maybe I can buy the series on DVD or something...I need my veg-out tele time!! :)