|GEC's finest weekend warriors... all smiles rain or shine!|
Its the good kind of tired though. I feel like I have accomplished something...even when I am stressed or worrying (I am a worry warrior too remember) I can get into bed and fall asleep a little easier than most. I am not exaggerating, I dont even need a bed...Ill fall asleep sitting upright with wine still in hand.
I often hear the generalizations made about the sport and equestrians alike...sure a few (ok most) of them are true, but nothing ever replaces the network you enter into. I have made more truly supportive friends in the equestrian world than anywhere else (no I was never in a sorority but it sorta feels like my barn friends fall into that category.)
|When your friend is dedicated to take this photo and |
video of a lesson despite it being frigid, freezing rain/snowing - Only a true equestrian gets it.
It never really occurred to me all the years riding alone, how much I needed a support system. Riding with other weekend warriors like myself has made it possible to feel good about my riding, feel encouraged and feel happy with what I am doing. I feel sad when I hear stories of barns where all there is is endless drama. Sure there is always drama at any barn, but I feel pretty darn lucky to be able to have buddies to be able to push me to try new things and get out of my comfort zone.
So to all the other hard working, dedicated equestrians out there. I got your back and will see you in the ring ;)