5 Life Lessons I Learned from Riding

One lesson for each one of my horses.

I’ve ridden many horses in the past, but today I’m only talking about the ones that were my own, mainly because they were the ones that I spent more time with!

1. Zamour – “If you wanna succeed you need to have resilience.”

Bought her out of a field, a 7 y/o unbroken MARE, If being a mare wasn’t going to be a nightmare enough.

To this day, definitely the horse that thought me the most. Even if she didn’t know much, I learned from her that even when everything is hell and you fall and nothing goes your way, you need to keep going, because no one will do it for you.
You fall => You get up => You get on, and then you repeat as much as necessary.

2. Xara – “If you have passion, you’ll conquer.” 

The spark that started it all.
Who would’ve thought that a thin little 3 y/o (not so thin anymore though lol) Lusitano mare would have such a heart inside of her!
Believe it or not this horse right here provided me, within only a month of training, my first ever jumping horse show! I mean, jumping show or jumping at all!
My first jumps were the ones in the warm up arena! If that wasn’t cool enough, we ended up 3rd!
3. Capiton – “Trust needs to be both ways.”

I learned a lot about not falling from Zamour, but I’m not going to lie, it left me with some mental scars. Even if you don’t want to, after some time enough is enough and you start to not trust so much. Not because you don’t want to, but because you don’t want to get hurt anymore.
Capiton flipped the switch for me. 3 days was all I needed to start riding him, a 3 year old stallion. 3 days and I was on him trotting around. If that doesn’t make have trust and confidence I don’t know what will.

4. Gabi (aka Imperium) – “Never settle.”


Just because it’s feeling great now, doesn’t mean it can’t get better. Always strive for better, and more. You’ll never know what’s on the other side of the rainbow if you don’t get walking there!

5. “Have fun!”
Always have fun doing whatever your doing, if you enjoy it you will eventually succeed.

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6 Comments

  1. I love that you have learned these different lessons on your horses. Sometimes it is so hard to put into words. I know that I learn from each horse I ride, both from my mistakes and my successes.

  2. I just got to thinking and found super funny how I could just turn into a phrase something, that to me, describes my horses and my relations with them. It's great to see how far you've gotten.

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