Three simple tips to transform the February Funk to Focus and get on track to achieve your horsemanship dreams.
As I write this, it is below zero with extreme wind chills. Not exactly inspiring weather to get out and ride!
February is always a tough month. Gone is the excitement of the holidays, and January’s energy to new year’s resolutions has been sapped away and frozen. Did you know that by February over 85% of people have given up on their new year’s resolutions? While the days are getting longer, February has an energy of exhaustion. We are tired of winter. We are tired of cold. We are tired of snow. Simply, we are tired.
If you keep your horses at home, I feel you. After feeding and chores on a frigid February day, I want to do is thaw the icicles out of my hair and eyelashes, put my frozen feet in front of a heater and wrap my popsicle fingers around a cup of hot cocoa and snuggle under a blanket and not come out until June!
Then I look at the calendar, and see that show season starts in three months.
When is it too cold to ride?
Well, if it is so cold that your nostrils clog shut as soon as you step outside, it might be too cold to ride.
The truth is that most of us use the cold as an excuse.
In this video I share some tips and considerations for winter riding-so that you can keep making progress towards your horse goals even during wintry weather!
Do you ride in the winter?
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Hi, I'm Chevy. I'm a Mama to two adorable cowboys, a Farm Wife helping manage our herd of Hereford cattle, I prefer to be horseback whenever possible, I have a passion for horsemanship and helping riders learn the mental skills they need to get gritty and go after their big horse dreams.
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