At my lesson on Tuesday we worked on leg yield. At my lesson today, we worked on leg yield. Was today better than Tuesday? Not really. Why? Most likely because I didn’t practice on Wednesday.
It was a picture perfect day on Wednesday, but unfortunately I was stuck at work for most of the day. I could have gone at 7:30am but it would have been a rush to get to work in time for a meeting. I went to the gym instead. I also could have gone after work. I got to leave at 3:30pm, but on the way home I thought about how it would take me 30 minutes to get to the barn and 45 minutes home with rush hour traffic. I thought about how I would have to cook dinner when I got home, that the dog really needed a walk, that I still had some work to do, PJ would be tired from the day before, my back hurt from sitting in an office chair, and on and on. I decided against going to the barn (I did take the dog for a nice walk).
When I was a kid or even when I was in my 20s there wouldn’t have been a question; I would have gone to ride. Does that mean I’m not as dedicated now? I don’t know. I really want to ride well but I also want to have a happy marriage, a healthy dog, a clean(ish) house, a job to pay for it all, etc. As I get older I recognize that life is all about the decisions we make. So, I didn’t improve over the two days. I can tell you, I’ll be at the barn tomorrow and this weekend, practicing.