This is it! My first blog post as an adult returning to riding. Welcome to Equine Life!
To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to write here and whether people will care to read it. Nothing is ever that exciting in a first blog post… all the juicy stuff comes after this but we have to start somewhere so here we are.
I love writing although I haven’t done it in a long while. Nothing has really inspired me to write in the past few years and I’m convinced that my movie, TV and podcast consumption has really stifled my creativity. It’s also left me pretty bored to be honest which is part of the reason why I decided to get back into riding. I was finding that all I was doing was going to work, consuming media and hanging out with my friends – which is obviously amazing but I really felt like I needed something to put my time and energy into that I was really passionate about outside of them.
– Birdie checking out her new digs –
I’ve been thinking about getting back into riding over the past few years but I was so indecisive about going for it. Everyone who rides and competes knows that the equestrian lifestyle is time-consuming and gobbles up money like nobodies business. I wasn’t sure if I was better putting my time and money into other things I want to do like travelling (COVID put the kibosh on that one so that was helpful) but being indecisive meant I was barely doing anything bigger than my everyday life so I decided to take the plunge and go for it. I’m sure my mum and close friends are stoked because I’m no longer going back and forth constantly about what to do with my life.
Blogging and riding goes hand in hand for me. I started my first blog when I was 15 to write about my adventures about my first horse Red and continued writing until I gave up riding. I find blogging keeps me focused on riding and gives me a place to express and vent as needed. Also most of my friends are of the non-horsey variety so having a place to talk horses as much as I want means I can appear relatively normal to the rest of the world.
– Pouring feed down her throat to get those gains –
I’m not sure where this blog will go – there’s a chance it will peter out into nothing but hopefully it becomes a place to connect with others and records my journey back into the equine life.