“We horse people also understand failure. Most of us are extremely forgiving of our horses, yet so incredibly demanding of ourselves. No matter how good a ride goes, we will pick it apart in our brain afterwards… Yet we do not quit.” (more…)
“My clothes, my measuring tape and my endurance all tell me I am getting thinner and stronger, despite the three numbers on the scale. So, … I decided to take full control of my feelings about myself and toss the scale out the door.”
Every Friday, Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding and spotlights an individual or organization doing good work in the horse world. Today, we recognize Terolyn Horse Rescue of Elizabeth, Colorado.
“Police say: 10-45 and mean ‘wreck.’ Equestrians say: 10-45 and mean ‘call the jump crew for fence repair.’ What if equestrians used law enforcement’s 10-codes? Esther Roberts has a thought experiment.
“The point is, I can’t grow taller. I also decided I was not a ‘less than’ horsewoman if I opted to forego riding horses over 16 hands tall. I am uncomfortable if my heels fall only halfway down a horse’s barrel.”
“This is the one body I have for this life. And I want it to be fit and firm and strong and supple, not for cosmetic reasons, but so I can enjoy life to the fullest, each and every day, for as long as possible. Just like riding, some days I win big. Some days I fail big.”