The Rider

The rider

Soon it will be the time of the year, when you start to decide what new offit for the up-coming show season you will want to have.  New colors, new blouse, new equipment.  When our shop was open, it was the time of year when made a lot of money.  Moms would come in early and to see about a show clothes,  show halter or perhaps even a new show saddle.

First they would have to deiced on the color so they could match their show blanket with their blouse.   Then they always would look for a way to  add  a little extra  silver. Perhaps a silver concho for their show bridle.  Several times, especially if I knew the parents,  I would  ask it they needed a few more lessons first, before a several thousand dollar  show saddle.   Sometimes, my comment was not appreciate.

Sometimes we forget that it is not  the re-design on the outside that matters, but it it the design on the inside.  That life-lesson has only  been easier to learn as I have gotten older, but it it s hard lesson for me.

We were up with the Mobile unit at a horse show in MN, and I got a few extra minutes to watch the pleasure classes.  I love those classes.  Anyway, A young girl road in the arena, with  such an air of confidence about her, that you know she was going to place, if not win.  She had a simple blue jean vest with a cute fur collar worn simply with a tan colored  turtleneck.  She had absolutely no glitter anywhere except for a smaller silver belt buckle.  She had a simple square skirted , clean working saddle, and the bridle was just a one-eared simple headstall, with  no silver added.

She was a pleasure to watch, and she did win almost every pleasure class she entered.   Just a reminder to me you do not always need to have a lot of glitter if you already shine on the inside and when you meet a person that really know this in their heart, they shine.

It is easy to fall into tying to get the prettiest outfit, and I have done that one as well in my lifetime,  but now I find my time spent trying to bring out more of what is on the inside.  I want to shine in my own light.

For today, look inside for  your own light and let it shine for the entire day.

Remember, I believe in you.  I believe in your dreams.

Always remember to Greet the world like your horse greets you, as if there is no tomorrow.

Just  WHINNNNNY and  enjoy the ride!

Daily Oats: Livin for the whinny

If you do need some more glitter to match your inside, check out Knot-a-Tail’s show magnets and Knot-a-Tail’s arena number clips.
Also find a Knot-a-Tail silver bridle and saddle conchos along with silver blanket bars to hold your arena number with the up-most elegance.

For even more wonderful whinny’, Visit us at Knot-A-Tail Where your  Passion continues!

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Published in: on March 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

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