Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Accessory

In continuation of my post yesterday I believe the rider is the ultimate accessory to their horse.  I was talking with friends the other day and said that mostly in justification of someone (not me...yet) buying brown boots.  In more serious terms though, I think it is a good way to motivate me to ride better, get fitter, blah blah blah.  Ultimate accessory doesn't refer to 'all the expensive things' so much as helping my horse be his best.  I don't want to wear things that make me feel frumpy, because heaven forbid that leads to frumpy (or even worse...fugly) riding.  I also know for a fact that I can't ride my best if I don't have a certain level of fitness.  What feels more frumpy than falling off some move you know you should be able to stick with.  Sorry I'm rather all over the place here, but what's new?  I'm kind of tying this into some of the fitness Wednesday posts, blame my red hair for doing it on a Tuesday.
Somewhat fugly position here...lack of fitness due to winter
I got to ride a friend's horse the other day over jumps and it was a total blast.  Downside?  I'm not at my usual fitness levels and felt a little all over the place, also he was doing some super awesome spook and spin moves and while I didn't come off I had one very sore thigh from hanging on.  What am I going to do about it?
Life goals and some fitness
I am going to do this every morning.  The (40 40 60) to the side are the goals from where I found this.  I think I will definitely work to exceed them.  I was actually already closer to my goals today, I think part of it is a matter of my body getting used to a different type of exercise (other than riding).  I have also been eating a little better, paleo leanings, but not hard core paleo.  I figure if I keep adding small attainable lifestyle changes I will eventually end up much healthier and it will be long term instead of a quick to fade flash in the pan.
Everything for him

15 comments:

  1. Totally agree. I am in decent shape and work out, but I could at least be more conscientious about what I put in my body and maximize working out (not more time...just more PUSH) when I do work out. So easy to get lax. Also, from an aesthetic standpoint, I want to look like a nice package/team when I am riding.

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  2. Everything for him.

    My thoughts exactly

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  3. Exactly - "everything for him." I've been eating better and working hard, and I'm getting fitter - just need saddle time now, and we're on our way. Everything for my beloved horse! (Have I said thank you recently for the start you put on Apollo? If not, thank you. :) Seriously, that horse is the light of my life.)

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    1. Awww shucks, thank you:) I'm so happy he found you and you found him!

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  4. Horses first - always...this is why horse people are crazier than cat and/or dog people. We truly are forces of nature & laws unto ourselves.

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  5. I love your goals. I'm working on my fitness too :)

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    1. Thanks:) I think it is something most of us can work on.

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  6. Right on! Our horses can be the most motivating factor - more than looking good, or losing weight, or anything else. If it's for the horses, we are in it 110%!

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  7. great goals - good luck!! i'm definitely trying to get on the self improvement bandwagon too... it's tuff!

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    1. It is tough, until you start to feel a difference and then I think the motivation is self renewing

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