I like to think that I am quite a happy person – I like my decisions that I have made in life and I like to enjoy everything that I am faced with.
Don’t get me wrong, there are things that one cannot enjoy… like raw chilblains, and a banging headache – or when something that you tried really hard with, or planned hard, doesn’t go to plan, but there are always best things about the situation.
My dad taught me to think about the best thing (and the worst thing) about situations. This all started because he used to pick my sister and I up from Montisorri at the end of the day and ask us what we had done that day… to which the response, whatever had actually happened, was ‘Painting and Sewing’. My father, as always, got wise to this and started asking ‘What is the best thing and the worst thing that has happened today?’. The question has now stuck and is a constant conversation starter, or good way of finding out the current mood!! He also uses it to test exchange students that come and stay – telling them at the beginning that every day he will ask the same question and they are to tell him, in their best English, all that they can. He is a clever man!
So my three best things about my situation are;
I am required to exercise a number of them a day, and I could not ask for a better job to do. Each is different, some quirks I cannot deal with – some situations I would rather didn’t happen, but ultimately we have a good time. I am realising that I have a lot to learn, and that is also a huge plus. There is no end to my interest and spur to do well in this field (pun intended!). Horses are a good form of relationship creating, a good method of measuring how good a person is at socialising and best of all, a lover of routine – which I am too. People use them for getting back into exercise – walking on a horse uses the same musles as that as walking in real life.
Different horses require different things, and most require pure love – and best of all, that is tough love. I also like tough love. I can’t deal with PDA and neither can horses… such heros!
I love studying – I love learning more and I love having an aim in my studies. My aim is to pass my SVQ and BHS stages… because I would like to the best I can be at showing people how fantastic horses are. How incredibly talented, different and thoughtful they are.
I literally know nothing – I have been riding and learning about horses since I was just able to sit (I was put into a donkey cradle (like a saddle but with a back!) as soon as possible!)… and I now realise that I know nothing. Everything I learn is new and it is fantastic. They’re complex and demanding and diverse animals.
I enjoy it all, going back to basics in my riding and in my testing, it is all rather stretching. I also have muscles that I didn’t know existed.. and they’ve come into my life with a vengeance..
I fell out of love with music when it started being a lot noise – call me old fashion but I am not into House or Indie music. I prefer a good belter, with good lyrics, or a good bit of Country music. My Spotify subscription is proving to be a huge help.
I have fallen back into love with all music, hugely excluding House. That love will never be. I do apologise to all that I have offended but soz, it’s a no from me.
If I was to talk about the three worst bits… it would probably only be a weather.. but if I didn’t complain, I would be worried that I was infact an American Cowgirl.
That dream can come true.
What would be your three favourite things right now?