Sunday, October 16, 2016

Dreams and how they change over time

When I was really little, my dream was to ride in the Olympics and have a huge barn with lots of horses! I grew older, reality set in. :)

The reason I was thinking about how dreams change over time is because I met another rider who's having trouble deciding what she wants out of horses. She seems to think that showing is something she should do, but she doesn't really want to show with her horses. But she's having trouble finding a purpose in what she *is* doing with her horses.

I wish I could make her see that you're allowed to follow your own dreams with horses, and sometimes those dreams change over time.

My own dreams and goals with P have definitely changed as we have gotten older. Let's face it - there is no way P and I are *ever* going to the Olympics!! As P gets older and our riding days become fewer and farther between, my real goal is to keep her happy, healthy, well-fed, and well-loved.

And isn't that what we all dream about for our horses? :)


  1. agreed completely. i still kinda (sadly) remember the moment when i realized the olympics probably weren't in my future. but now i use that exact same philosophy as my rallying cry - when i'm riding my horse and working on our own small little steps and loving ever minute of it, i like to remind myself and whoever might be around to hear it that "the olympics selection committee isnt' calling me up - there's no rush, i can take all the time i need to do whatever it is that i want to do!"

  2. Yes, goals and dreams change over time- they should because we change as human beings.