Training the Mind of the Horse and Rider

Training the Mind of the Horse and Rider
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Once Again

Once again, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged.  Life gets busy and when we start to add too many extra things to our schedule, then something has to go.  With liquidating the store, I finally added Facebook, and last July and August, I stayed busy adding inventory to a FB page.  Now that Christmas shopping is over, sales have slowed down.  I hope to find that extra time, that I used to have, to blog more.  And to read.

                Winter is my time to find that extra time.  Usually that starts about November, slows down in December and then I have lots of time in Jan and Feb.  I’m behind this year as my free time just started last week.  Now I need to establish a routine of staying on track with my time. 

                My other plans are to start reading and discussing more books on my Horses Are Our Lives chat, which I just started to do.  Join the chat and read and/or discuss the chapters with me or anyone else who joins in.  You don’t need to buy the books, as I hope that the review and discussion of the books will give you a good idea of what the book is about.

And I hope to find the time to take more photos.  We finally got a DSLR camera, and now to read the booklet to figure out how to use it!  Maybe I’ll try to take an online class or even some classes at the Community College.

Sometimes, I just need to set a schedule to get things done.  Are you like that?  Or are there days that you just say, “I need to do this, then this, then this before the day is over”?  I know, for me, if I have days like that, or even a week like that, then I need to get up in the morning and get started right away.  I’ll set a schedule that includes reading and typing up and posting a chapter of whatever book that I’m reading.  Then I need to work on my FB pages, continuing the Clothing Sales (as there isn’t tack left).  I need to promote my Messick Performance and Endurance Horses, and continue posting photos of the mares, their bloodlines, and the foals that will be coming early summer.

Somewhere in there, I need to take the time to start yoga again, and follow a DVD tape of both yoga and my horse exercises.  And continue a work out on the elliptical and weight machine.

I hope I can get this all done in one day!  Maybe I’ll need to treat myself like we condition horses.  Once I get in shape, all I’ll need to do is 2-3 times a week, and one long day.  That might make staying on track and keeping up with my schedule a little easier.  I just need to do everything every other day!   By doing that, I’ve cut my work load in half!


Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Oh, don't get started on Facebook if you're short on time! FB is my downfall! I'm addicted to it now! I go on there to check one thing and the next thing you know, two hours passed!

You have a tack shop you're liquidating? We used to have a tack shop when we were in Oklahoma. I'm still liquidating and it's been almost 10 years. Going to a 4-H tack sale on Saturday with some Reinsman bits I am going to sell for half price. I wish I would have saved certain things though...

I am trying to get as many projects done now in the house as I can while the weather is crappy. Come spring, I want to be outside riding. But I am swamped too and have a big long list like you. One of the things I've been doing is I started a new business called Mad Girl Vintage. I buy and sell "antiques." I am working on that and thinking about whether or not I should incorporate my blog to my new website or start something new. I also got a new camera and I hate it. I dropped my Nikon. I got a Samsung because it looked exactly the same but was fifty dollars cheaper. It takes bad pictures, especially close-ups and I don't know if it's just a crappy camera or I'm doing something wrong because the owner's manual only has PICTURES to show you how to work it and they're so tiny, I can't see them even with my glasses on. I tried to take it back to Walmart but it was over 15 days. I thought I had 30 days but no, only 15 days for electronics. Hope you have better luck with your camera. I'd like to see more pics on here.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Long time no blog again!

Horses Are Our Lives said...

wow, I can't believe almost a full year has gone by since I've blogged. I think I've gone full circle, and I'll be back, talking about my horses, photos, horses, etc. lol Hope to see you comment here again soon!


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