So where did it all begin for you? Who was it that sparked your initial interest in all things equine; and who then nurtured it, allowing it to grow and flourish?
Imagine how different your life would be today if that person did not invest the time, energy and perhaps money into growing your interest in horses. How different would your life be? I would imagine that there are very few people in the world who can honestly say that their life would have been better without the horses… Maybe less of a struggle at times, perhaps more money in the bank account!
However when we consider what our horses teach us on a daily basis, I think we can all agree that our lives are brighter, more interesting and just all around “better” because of them…
Today, for Day 2 of the SfS 12 Days of Christmas Equestrian Challenge, I want you to take twenty minutes of your time and put pen to paper. Thank that person, your person, who believed that your life would be better if there was a horse or two in it.
Tell them how much of a positive impact horses have had in general on your life. Include a memory or two that they can also enjoy remembering. Paint a picture for them of how horses are included in your day-to-day life now as well…
When your letter is written, go the extra mile and, if possible, post or deliver it to them. If that is not possible, just writing the letter is a wonderful way of reconnecting with those memories, those initial feelings and also to cultivate gratitude; for that person and for the horses in your life.
When your letter is written, take a quick photo – it does not have to be a close up – and share it, along with a story or two in the comments below or online. If you are posting them online, copy and paste one or all of the hashtags below so others can follow you and your progress throughout the 12 days.
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The Strides for Success 12 Days of Christmas Equestrian Challenge is an opportunity for equestrians throughout the world to give their favourite equestrian businesses, bloggers and horse people in general a big virtual shout out & “Thank You” throughout the 2016 build up to Christmas!
To join in the fun, simply CLICK HERE and help spread the love & gratitude throughout the horsey world.
When you join the 12 Days of Christmas Equestrian Challenge you will receive the daily emails, with links to the videos that go into a little more detail for each day. You can also join the Facebook Group and will be in with a chance to win some goodies for yourself this Christmas as well!
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12
And help us to spread the Christmas goodwill all over the equestrian world by sharing the challenge with your friends and fellow riders. Thank You!