But yesterday, as I was picking berries, I got to thinking – success and failure are merely what we perceive them to be. I’m now going to strike the words failure and failing from my vocabulary. And instead, I’m going to focus on the word success. And success, in this instance, is synonymous with learning.
I don’t have aspirations to do dressage exclusively. For me, this is a part of the larger picture. Dressage training is very useful if you trail ride because the horse and rider are, as they should, moving in unison. For Raudi and me, this is yet another way in which we will move forward. This is actually something that I’ve always wanted to do. My fingers are crossed that I will end up meeting a dressage instructor who will want to later work with us.
Goodness. I have a lot to do in preparation for this big event. Tomorrow I’m going to Anchorage where I will purchase riding boots and breeches. And I’ll clean my tack on Saturday, and also spiff up me ‘orse. I’m also going to study the test patterns, and envision Raudi and me doing this together.
There are, in this instance, no negatives, only positives. We can’t fail because my attitude about this is as it should be. We are simply going to have a good time.
Next: 238. 9/5/14: Moving Forward: The Big Picture