March 2019: Updated Playlist
About 90% of the time that I’m at the barn I’m by myself, which means that I’m filling the silence music. My playlist honestly doesn’t change much it’s filled with music that motivates me and sets the tone of working my horses. Whether I’m free lunging, riding, or just getting some chores done, having a sound track is sometimes what keeps me moving through my time at the barn. There’s also nothing quite like riding your horse to your favorite song, it’s a feeling I wouldn’t trade for anything. Here are the songs that are my driving force this month and some of the reasons why I connect to them.
Spider-man: Into The Spiderverse Soundtrack:
I’ve had this soundtrack on repeat since I saw the movie during the holidays last year. It’s hands down one of the best I’ve heard in a while. The first track ‘What’s Up Danger’ is one that that I play whenever I start free lunging my horses. For whatever reason it sets the tone for my sessions with my horses, and I love it. ‘Home’ by Vince Staples has been the song I trot Achates around to, long and low. The tempo is great and the song builds which is the perfect way to get warmed up before starting a more intense training session.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:
This is the perfect soundtrack for long days at the barn and it’s my go to when I want some white noise in the background while I’m working. Also, if I need a moment to regroup and breathe nothing grounds me quite like ‘The Born King’.
Glory By Bastille:
This is hands down my favorite song to ride to and it always will be. It’s one I use to warm up and cool down my horses and I don’t think that’ll ever change. I can’t quite explain it but this song just holds a special place in my heart and reminds me of how lucky I am to ride every day.