This is such a cool blog hop topic. I’m going to try to do more blog hops; they’re so fun and get me thinking.:)
So, why do I do what I do?
Well, I don’t do much at the moment but in 4 days I am moving two of my horses to an eventing barn. I’m not sure I officially “do” eventing yet but it’s the discipline I have decided to focus my energy on. I haven’t done any cross-country work since Pony Club but I have recently rediscovered my love for riding in the great outdoors. I think the variety that eventing provides helps create well-rounded horses and riders. I’m looking forward to working on my dressage, x-country and showjumping skills. I focused on dressage the last time I seriously took lessons and although I really did enjoy it, I need to have some other stuff to work on. I seem to become a nit-picking perfectionist when I focus solely on dressage.
I have a facebook friend who competes in eventing (at quite a high level) and seeing her pictures really inspired me. We took our first riding lesson together at age 7 and it’s been so cool to follow her on her eventing journey.
My background is English lessons (at a jumping focused barn) from age 7-12 and then Pony Club from age 15-17. After that it’s been kind of all over the place. I never really had a set discipline and only ever did two pony club shows and a barn schooling show. I’m interested in eventually dabbling in the following disciplines as well: hunters/jumpers, competitive trail and driving.