Horses lend us the wings we lack.

In riding a horse we borrow freedom.

The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Polar Opposites

Having recently bought my first jumping saddle, many would think that I am strictly an english rider. But, the fact is I just can't decide which side to choose!  We are gearing up for the annual rodeo that is coming up soon and I am now in the hunt for a western saddle to match my new western headstall. I am a total believer that a truly good rider is a versatile rider who can ride in any type of saddle, on any horse and in any discipline and excel. That is the type of rider I wish to be.  So, for me, no doors are closed, when an opportunity arises, I step up to the challenge. I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths even stronger. The key to being versatile is to have an open mind.  Every coach, and every sport has their traditional ways of doing things. I strive to be a well rounded rider which means I never want to stop learning new things, new tricks and new techniques.

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