Winter is definitely the time when it's most difficult for me to feel motivated to ride. It isn't that I don't want to ride it's just hard to get up for it after work when it's usually dark, cold and rainy. Because of this the last couple of weeks have been fairly low key. On Saturday a friend asked how Benny has been. My first response was good, followed by confessing my riding scheduled for the past week.
Sunday: Trail ride
Monday: Day off
Tuesday: Light bareback ride
Wednesday: Day off
Thursday: Light ride (walking only)
Friday: Trail ride
Saturday: Normal ride
Since then I rode again on Sunday, he had Monday off and we had a lesson on Tuesday. This evening was another regularly scheduled ride and he was awesome! I have to repost this photo that I saw on Karen's blog (Bakersfield Dressage).
I think most of us can totally relate to this. It's nice to know we are all in the same boat together. I told KB on Tuesday night that although I feel like our progress is slow we are actually way better off than we were even a couple of months ago. In hindsight, our progress may not be so slow after all! Despite the winter conditions I'm feeling re-energized and ready to continue working hard to see additional progress before the spring.