Within the last month, I switched jobs, and it has been taking a toll. I absolutely love where I work, but every day is usually a 10-11 hour day (at least) and it just never feels like I get anything accomplished. Which is so hard for perfectionist me to handle. The job will be character building for me, but it is tough, and it has been taking away a lot of my time to ride Charmer. Which sucks.
However, on the occasional days that I happen to actually ride Charmer, he has been a complete superstar. Me on the other hand...well...not so much.
He is being just a little overachiever at basically everything lately. You guys, I love this horse. How he manages to put up with my floppy, out of balance, failed riding is beyond me.
Anyways, I am just at a place where I am frustrated right now, and I need somewhere to just talk it out, and this blog seemed to be the best place for that. Charmer is at a place where he is very physically fit, and capable, he just needs practice. I am at a place where I am not all that fit, not all that capable, but I also need practice. But you know what you need in order to be able to practice? Time. And there seems to be a shortage of that lately.
|What am I doing with my shoulders???|
Every time I get on Charmer, he is fantastic. Without fail, he has been showing up to work and play whenever I ask it of him, but right now, he doesn't have a program. And he needs one.
|I want to stare at his form all day long. Mine...not so much.|
He also needs practice going over fences, just to keep working on his skills and keep him tuned up. I need to work on jumping so that I can fix my form and flaws over fences.
But here comes that same problem all over again. Time.
|He is looking all handsome, I am looking all dumb|
Okay, I'll be done with my little pity party now. I'm sure things will all get better, and it will work itself out, but as of right now, I am just frustrated, and needed a place to be a little whiny. So I'm sorry if you had to read that, and I'm sure you are thinking "oh my goodness, she is such a little whiner". I will totally conceded to that point, especially right now.
Here's to hoping something gives and I somehow magically find an extra two hours in the day!
|He is so freaking cute!|