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- 🏇🏿 ᴀᴘᴏʟʟᴏ - ᴀɪʀʙᴏʀɴᴇ ᴍᴀɢɪᴄ 🏇🏿
Today I went to Clover Rescue and picked up Apollo, I’m so excited to see his progress. I lead him into the trailer with some difficulty because he wasn’t used to being lead. I then drove him back to Silverglade Equestrian Centre and put him in his new stall. He was very nervous but he seemed to know that we were helping him.
Apollo was retired from the race track in July, 2018 since he was too slow for the race track. From July till now he was on paddock rest and not in work. He has not been broken in so in the next 31 days I will be training him into a show jumper and then possibly selling him to a good home. He has some potential to burn but we need to start at the basics.
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hey guys! so ill be posting riding related stuff again in about 2-3 days, since my back feels a lot better and ive done a bit of riding already. but anyways, i clipped vine! he’s just so adorable 🥰
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- Oh Gus, that shine just looks SO GOOD on you. @sophia_roper
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- • Being a perfectionist. •
This was a problem someone else suggested, but it is something I struggle with as well. And I am sure some other people will also recognize themselves in this.
So first of all, a perfectionist often wants things to go better and better and better. Often it means they are ‘never’ truly happy with how things are going/went.
This is something that can be good in some ‘height’, but sometimes it can get really intense and it sucks. This is something that can hold you back in life but especially in working with horses.
Note; This is what I feel, not something everyone has.
I always have the tendency to compare the things I do to how it went the day before. This can be good but also really bad. With horses every day will be different, which is the best part about working with horses. But for a perfectionist this can be so hard to deal with. Because this often means it will never go as planned and with that it will never be good enough. Also in pictures/videos I always see the things that are ‘wrong’, even if these are small things.
What can help;
1| This is something I did for a while. Every time you went to your horse write down at least(!) 3 things that went well. This can be big or small. This will help you to see that there were things that went well, and not everything went that bad. Ex. ‘he was very good while mounting.’ 2| Ask people to sometimes film you when you work with your horse. Take this video and take 3 things that are GOOD for this video. This can be hard, but for example ‘oow his tempo is nice’ etc.
3| Maybe tell this to your instruction and maybe ask her to go over the good points at the end of each lesson. This can boost your confidence.
4| If you feel yourself getting annoyed with your horse, breath. This often can be hard. But your horse is only trying it’s best.
5| What helps for me is listening to music and when you get frustrated just walk and sing along with the music. This helps you with taking your mind of things.
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