I had another inspirational two days with Heath Ryan this week. One of the things that we discussed during the lesson was that you don’t know what you don’t know yet!
Huh!? Let me explain. When the ships came to shore in Australia for the first time, the Aboriginals literally didn’t see them, as they didn’t know what ships were. Riding is kind of the same. Have you ever had a lesson, or seen a riding DVD, or read an article, and you kind of get it but not really? Then a year later you go back and see it or read it, and you’re like WOW! Now I get what they were talking about!!!!!
I love to read and learn. I am a learning machine, and I laugh at myself because I know I am probably only taking in 5% of the knowledge that is contained in the learning’s. I read all my books over and over and over again, and it’s really funny! Because it can be the 7th time I read the book, and I’m like what? Has this book changed? I swear that was not in here last time I read it!!! 🙂
It reminds me of the quote “to know and not to do is not to know”. We all ‘know’ how to ride. We can read how to in any good book – but not a rider does this make! I’m pretty sure I could ask my husband Phil to read 10 books on riding, and he would still go out there and be all over the shop. He would ‘know” what he should do, but he wouldn’t be able to do it yet.
They say happiness is a journey, not a destination. The same could be said about riding. I fully believe I will never ‘arrive’ – I will constantly learn, grow, develop and finesse my riding for the rest of my life! And that is SO exciting!!!!! 🙂 I LOVE it!!! 🙂 I trust you find it equally exciting! 🙂 And because you find it exciting, you are relishing the idea of learning for the rest of your life. So keep learning, keep growing and enjoy it! 🙂
To your success,
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