Today, I made an important step in my horseback riding journey. I've committed myself to a 6 month intensive with horses. I am already taking lessons once a week and am supposed to practice at 5 days per week but I need more help.
I need more time in the saddle.
I need to ride different horses.
I need confidence.
I've never even been hurt on a horse ~ never thrown ~ never bucked. I look forward to working with my horse, D. I want to ride her and I do. But when I say "ride" I don't mean to just get on her and walk around. I mean I want to really experience the fun and freedom of riding.
Something is holding me back and that something is fear:
fear of getting hurt
fear of going fast
fear of failing.
Fear keeps us from fulfilling our dreams.
I started taking a college class.
And so today, this 44 year old lady went back to college for a horsemanship class. I'm excited about it. It will be quite a ride, I think!
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.