Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bad Pony Mom

So I'm a terrible pony mom... 
I forgot that it was Brantley's birthday in March. 
Complete fail!

It's weird, I used to be really on top of this stuff but I guess I've fallen out of it. Oops... I know Chevy's the end of September, and I know Mitch is in May. I'm going to be a terrible wife (or maybe a really good one). I think the funniest thing is that people ask how old I'm going to be in a few months and my reply... I have no f*n clue. 26? 27? I feel like I'm turning 50 way too fast. 

Need a vacation... Before I quit my job.

Still pet-setting. I miss sleeping on my couch so much. I can't believe March is really over and we're halfway through April. I haven't gotten any of my personal goals done at all. Really need to push myself. I keep saying, "after this", or "after that!" Instead I just keep putting it off and talking about it.

At least I know I'm doing the horse thing right. Amanda is doing great with Lucy and although I miss working with her, I get to really focus on the B man. We had an awesome ride the other day in our new get-up. I can't wait to set up some cross-rails. I just don't want to start until I'm done with the pet-sitting because I want to have good before and after rides consistently. Consistency is key!

Saw an interesting Facebook post today from Ray Hunt. I wish more people thought like this:


I think this is an amazing thing because it's so true. We look for softness... But how do we get it? I catch myself all the time. Yes, I want contact and for my horse to collect and RELAX in his collection. But I'd also like to just get on and go and have him confident enough and strong enough to carry himself without me asking... or nagging. I don't think there's a right or wrong way to do it, as long as you get the response you want without ruining or hurting yourself or more importantly, the horse. 

That goes without saying both physically and emotionally.

...I really don't know how to end this post so... THE END.

4 Comments:

At April 11, 2014 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Alicia said...

Hehe for some reason I always thought that quote (or something very similar to it) was from Jimmy Wofford... darn internet and its lies! Regardless I still love the quote.

 
At April 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

It could've been. Didn't really do my research :/ This just popped up on Facebook. I don't think it matters who said it. I agree with you, it's just a great quote :)

 
At April 12, 2014 at 7:29 PM , Blogger Kate said...

It's ok, I forgot about Lucy's this year :(

 
At April 12, 2014 at 9:56 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Well at least she has 2. :)

 

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Bad Pony Mom

So I'm a terrible pony mom... 
I forgot that it was Brantley's birthday in March. 
Complete fail!

It's weird, I used to be really on top of this stuff but I guess I've fallen out of it. Oops... I know Chevy's the end of September, and I know Mitch is in May. I'm going to be a terrible wife (or maybe a really good one). I think the funniest thing is that people ask how old I'm going to be in a few months and my reply... I have no f*n clue. 26? 27? I feel like I'm turning 50 way too fast. 

Need a vacation... Before I quit my job.

Still pet-setting. I miss sleeping on my couch so much. I can't believe March is really over and we're halfway through April. I haven't gotten any of my personal goals done at all. Really need to push myself. I keep saying, "after this", or "after that!" Instead I just keep putting it off and talking about it.

At least I know I'm doing the horse thing right. Amanda is doing great with Lucy and although I miss working with her, I get to really focus on the B man. We had an awesome ride the other day in our new get-up. I can't wait to set up some cross-rails. I just don't want to start until I'm done with the pet-sitting because I want to have good before and after rides consistently. Consistency is key!

Saw an interesting Facebook post today from Ray Hunt. I wish more people thought like this:


I think this is an amazing thing because it's so true. We look for softness... But how do we get it? I catch myself all the time. Yes, I want contact and for my horse to collect and RELAX in his collection. But I'd also like to just get on and go and have him confident enough and strong enough to carry himself without me asking... or nagging. I don't think there's a right or wrong way to do it, as long as you get the response you want without ruining or hurting yourself or more importantly, the horse. 

That goes without saying both physically and emotionally.

...I really don't know how to end this post so... THE END.