I was inspired Anne and by this post https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/46005487/posts/1617645203
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:
- Not dying and being really hurt
and yet if I didn’t take this opportunity I would go home and:
- Regret not taking the opportunity
- 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.
- 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
- 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