I was sharing with a friend at the barn (also named Emily) about the blog hop- and while after reading through everyone's posts and writing my own I realized that I wasn't being entirely truthful about why I ride. Hence part Two.
Me: Everyone is blogging about their relationship with the horse and I did too but most of the time I'm terrified and hoping I don't have to canter a jump.
Emily: Me too! It's not like any one has a gun to my head making me go to a show- why do I do it? I'm queasy most of the day. Why do I compete? I've actually been analyzing it quite a bit. For the envy of others? My own self worth? What's even the ultimate objective in riding?
Me: I envy those people who have trail horses and go and just ride. What a life!
Emily and Emily agreed- it's a compulsion. Plain and simple. And we love our horses. When we're not terrified to ride them.
If you want to see the landing to that fall......why DOES anyone ride? Ouch!
Wish me luck in the crossrails on Sunday! I MAY be cantering!