The Six Rules for Success.
The link is a very good video which outlines six rules for success. The first day I watched it, I was inspired by it, not only because I am an Equestrienne, but because it applies to every discipline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEBjnRREowg
“Never be afraid to fail”
Sometimes, we fail, and through persistence, achieve. Sometimes, that failure can be channelled into the realisation that a different discipline or career path is waiting for us. Maybe you want to be a Drummer, but have found that you prefer working in Audio, or maybe you studied Opera and found that – like me – you also love singing Jazz Standards. Young Neraya, my mare, was outclassed on the racetrack. Her half sister was one of the highest earning fillies, yet Neraya performs better under saddle as a riding horse.
“She stood in the storm, & when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” Elizabeth Edwards. Follow your dreams, and if the wind changes, and life throws you a curveball, adjust your sails, hoist them higher, and sail on, into the wind if need be.
Giving Something Back
I have been involved, throughout my life, in the re-education and rehoming of Standardbred Harness horses, as well as neglected and abused animals. Over the years, close to two hundred horses have passed through my hands on their journey to wellness, to a new career, avoiding their original destiny of the slaughterhouses. A few years ago, my old horse in retirement, I decided to take on another Standardbred, and I was generously given the lovely Neraya by the La Spina family, via their trainer, Mr Graham Seymour. Graham convinced me to take on the little filly who was only three at the time. Little did I know that, only months later, the tables would turn, and that Standardbred filly would become my saviour, giving back so much to me when I needed it most. I had helped Standardbred horses on their journey, and now one Standardbred filly was helping me through some of the darker days of my life.
Always, always give back. Therein will lie the greatest part of your journey in life.