December is a magical month, I think. Of course, there’s a twinkle in the air for Christmas. At the same time there’s a sense of anticipation for the future … January is just around the corner.
Depending on how things worked out for you this past year, you may be optimistic for 2017, or you may feel a bit sad … wondering if you’ll ever be able to make the kind of progress you desire.
If you’re like me, when you get on a horse, you initially think about what you want to accomplish. You’re focused on things that can easily be seen on the outside, like a pretty stop or lead change.
Perhaps if you’re a fan of studying and applying mental skills, you also think about getting focused, grounded and into a state of mind and body that sets you up for success. Good for you on both counts … tuning into both the technical side and the mental side of riding.