The "Perfect" Moment

February 27, 2022

β€œπƒπ¨π§β€™π­ 𝐰𝐚𝐒𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. π“πšπ€πž 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐀𝐞 𝐒𝐭 π©πžπ«πŸπžπœπ­β€.

Since my fall in late December 2021, I haven't wanted anything to do with this mare. There were quite a few contributing factors that day from improper tack to not being in the right headspace to ride. Regardless, this mare did absolutely nothing wrong β€”she didn't buck me off nor did she trample me while I was laying on the ground in extreme pain. I only recently started grooming her again, but had no interest in hand-walking, lunging, or riding her. Until today.

I didn’t know that I would ride prior to arriving at the barn this morning. But, when I witnessed her docile demeanor, I knew that I would have regrets later if I didn't at least try to get #backinthesaddle.

We didn’t go faster than a walk. I was led (thanks Dad!) around the arena for only a short 10 minutes. It’ll be awhile before I’m able to let go of that safety net and ride fully independently again, as I lost a ton of confidence post-fall.

Sometimes, you can’t wait for the β€œperfect” moment to arrive, as spontaneous decisions don’t leave a lot of room for over-thinking to occur. However, you do have to make time to celebrate the small victories each and every day…especially those that are 2 months long overdue…

What is your small victory this week? Please share in the comments below!


With H.O.P.E.

Diana Bezdedeanu