Today I'm exhausted. You know the kind, it settles deep into your bones, and makes your eyes heavy. On days like this I remind myself that it's perfectly ok to be tired. That it's ok to rest, just don't stop. And while I could feel guilty about pushing the pause button I'm not going to. I'm of no help to my horses if I can't muster the energy to be there for them 100% of the way. Today I'm resting. Tomorrow I'll start fresh and keep moving forward. And that's perfectly ok. And when I feel the panic settling in, that voice whispering that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QK10Vh--Rk&t=3s Today's rider profile features 4-H judge Laura. I loved listening and talking with her about her deep love of horses and hearing about the responsibility she feels as a judge towards competitors. More than anything though Laura reminded me of how lucky equestrians are to have the privilege of doing what they love everyday and how important it is to remember that.