Alli over at Pony’tude made my day when she opened up her Equitation Evolution blog hop. I am kind of a sucker for progression posts. Ever look at pictures of you riding and thought you may as well withdraw from the next show and spend the rest of your life herding cows bareback where nobody can see? Well, it helps to look back and realise that as badly as you suck now, there was just so much more that sucked then. (Hopefully).
Unfortunately right now I only have photos from 2012 onwards (you should see the 2010 ones. gosh.) but there’s still a difference…
Ultimately it goes to show that we should all just keep on swimming and take the little steps forward, because they do add up. Nobody is going to wake up one day and be able to ride. If I can improve my release by half an inch once a week, then in a year I can go from having no release at all to having a good one.
And we are all still learning, and will keep on learning for as long as we can find someone to heave our ageing bones into the saddle. Glory to the King.
12 thoughts on “PBH: Just Keep Swimming”
Lovely post – I’m a sucker for a progress article too!
So satisfying, aren’t they?!
Yep, even I can see the difference. Oooh, look at Magic’s ears in the second photo – not happy is he 🙂 If you want to teach a horse to trot nicely, LOL just show them this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHgYLybmi64 😀
Hahahahaha there goes a Grand Prix dressage cat!
Love all of these progression posts!
This was an awesome hop!
Love seeing all of these progression posts – your EQ sure has improved throughout the years
Thanks Cathryn! 🙂
I can really see the difference!
aside from all your progress, i just love looking at pics of all your sweet gray ponies!
Thanks Emma! As you can tell, I have a thing for greys…