Cross Country Training with Mr Moo

Hey Everyone,

I was inspired Anne and by this post

I decided to take Moo out to do some cross-country training. We had not jumped before and I have not done any Cross-Country since 2006, but what the hell I thought I’d give it a go.

We also had been given a Go-Pro, so after I had spent many weeks deciding how to attach it to my helmet, and finally realising how awesome screws and battery operated drills were, I got it all going good!

We had initially gone for a bit of Dressage training as I have a competition on the weekend, but then I saw the gate was open to the Cross-Country jumps and a little voice inside my head went “Do it! What’s the worst that can happen?”

The mind of me works pretty basic at times and so I did a quick calculation of the opportunity cost of doing cross country training. Ok, so the worst thing that could happen being:

  1. Dying
  2. Not dying and being really hurt

and yet if I didn’t take this opportunity I would go home and:

  1. Regret not taking the opportunity
  2. Missing out on fun and experience

The winner was of course to chose to do the training!!

So off I went….

After watching this video back I realised a few things.

  1. I click my tongue a lot, but that is because I do not use a whip nor spurs and so I try to use my voice (still sounds a bit like a secret language that Mr Moo and I have though); and
  2. I had an awesome time and it made me want to do more and more of this.


Yesterday I was told an inspiring quote and I love my quotes so here it is;

“Courage is knowing what not to fear” ~ Plato

Always trust yourself and your abilities, but more than that, this quote reminded me to not let illogical fear rule me and take away a chance of a smile.

Happy Riding & Keep Smiling

Mel x




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