When looking forward toward developing a goal, we obviously believe it is do-able or we may not have set the goal to begin with. Looking back at a goal once it has been accomplished, it seems relatively simple in the rear-view mirror. But during a goal, while in the trenches actually churning out the work, the goal can feel so difficult and at times even un-attainable.
Reaching my bronze medal has been such a journey, but looking back on the cold hard stats puts it in perspective:
- Total of five weekend shows with Delphi
- Total of three weekend shows with Rijkens
- Total of thirty-two months from start to finish
If it takes the great masters decades to learn to ride, what makes me think I can do it in any less time? I'm grateful for the opportunity to learn real dressage, no shortcuts. Regardless of how many years (or decades!) it takes, I'm committed for the long haul.