I’d like to be a person with a plan. I’d like to be known as a person with a plan. On Tuesdays, we go here. On Thursdays we go there. Alas, there are too many choices.
First: Pick a mount.
Third: Pick an activity.
Schooling on our own
Fourth: Add modifiers
Are instructors available or away at horse shows?
Is my driver available or will I be flying solo? This effects where I am willing to go & what horse I am willing to take. Rodney is a joint effort at the moment.
What is the weather?
To be clear, having all of these choices is a good thing. Having all of these choices is is a Very Good Thing. But it causeth me to dither. Each week is different. Each week gets planned at the eleventh hour.
Last weekend was a good example. Sunday was taken. Saturday was in play. Whip Hand Farm had a driving clinic. While not ready to drive in it, we could audit. Stepping Stone Farm had riding clinic. Three rides in one day with Coach Courtney and Equitation Triple Crown Winner Reagan Upton. I told Coach Courtney maybe. We decided not to drive 8 hours in one day to get frustrated watching other people drive. I told Coach Courtney yes. Since we bailed on riding the last time we took Rodney to Full Circle Horse Park [Circling Back], I decided I wanted another shot at walking about the dressage arena, perhaps even trotting. I told Coach Courtney no.
I don’t want to be the airhead client from hell. Nobody wants that. And yet, I dither.
Thank you for reading,