I am a little late since Thanksgiving has come and gone, but I decided to write a post about what I am thankful for (equestrian-wise). I am not a big Thanksgiving person, but I do believe that gratitude is very important. I am very blessed in my riding life, although some days I can lose sight of it – getting caught up in what I do not have. So here goes…

I am thankful for the first moment I ever sat on a horse.

I am thankful for learning how to ride.

I am thankful for the horses I have owned.

For all of the shows I have been to, and all the ribbons I have won.

For the trainers I have worked with.

For the jobs I have had, riding and teaching lessons.

For all the horses I have ridden, good and bad.

For learning how to train horses.

And for all of the struggles I have had – falls, lost ribbons, and disappointments – because they made the rider I am today.

I am thankful for my current horse, Chance, and all that he has taught me the past few years.

Lastly, I am thankful that, at twenty-five, horses are still a huge part of my life. I feel so fortunate that I am able to ride nearly every day, and that I never gave up my passion.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!


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