Ride regularly, and then ride some more
Regular riding is important for my horse’s body and my mind. But at his age (22 this year) we don’t push it too hard. So this year I’d also like to ride some more – with a coach, on another horse. 2014 is the year of the horse after all.
I do it for all my client’s horses. Time to start doing it for my own. And not just after a massage – it’s nice to have a record to track what you’re doing when and how it’s working out.
I’m addicted anyway, and really, working with horses it’s pretty much inevitable. I like to make sure I go to at least one horsey research conference a year (not sure yet what it’ll be in 2014), I’ll be continuing with writing articles, and you never know, I might even end up back at school… tbd!
All that extra riding might do it, but my experience is that exercise out of the saddle goes a long way to improving my balance in it. And I just feel better too.
What are your resolutions for 2014?