Getting Motivated to Ride After Work
by Vera Muckleroy
Are you having a hard time getting motivated to ride after work?
Try a couple of things:
1. Before you leave work watch a good dressage ride on youtube. Watching bad rides goes against your own inner feel and will actually make you feel uncomfortable.
2. Read an article on riding before you get into your car, you'll be surprise how few pages it takes to make you put that magazine down and want to go ride.
3. Watch yourself ride that winning test before you go out to ride. Watching your bad rides only makes your mind go back to how you felt then, memory locks in smell, sounds, feelings, not good, we've all had them, just don't go there, I have tapes I've never watched, it's like reliving an accident.
Your brain gets focused on what it is doing and sometimes changing our focus is hard, so by watching or reading horse riding you change your focus or change your mind.
Have a good ride!
Vera Muckleroy, USDF Bronze, Silver Medalist, USDF Region 9 Instructor/Trainer Coordinator, Balimo Instructor, Diamond M Dressage Park