Part 5 of the Gift Guide awaits you 🙂 Much shorter this time due to crazily busy last week but a longer Part 6 is on the horizon this weekend…Although short, Part 5 has three fabulous ideas and I want them ALL!!! Wiola
Having ridiculous issues with internet connectivity hence this post is coming so late at night and the newsletter will reach you all tomorrow when I shall go for a hunt of a place with fast connection to upload the content.
I hope you enjoy the first instalment of the Guide! Currently precariously supporting my laptop on the edge of a sofa where the connection seems most reliable!
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When I am in the UK I follow the habit of gifts on Christmas Day but in Poland it’s Christmas Eve that’s the most important of festive days. For this reason I think it’s only fair that today’s video is about the joy of gift giving 🙂 Bringing happiness to people must be one of the most rewarding and uplifting of careers so if I was to ever stray away from equestrian industry I think I would look into CPD in Santa stuff.
The video below is barely a couple of weeks old and yet it has been watched by over 32 million eyeballs. It means that you may have seen it already but I think it’s one of those short stories that one can watch it numerous times and smile.
Dream Big. Think Big. And believe in Santa 😉
Happy Holidays everyone! Thank you for reading Aspire blog, commenting and writing your own great blogs which I love catching up with on daily basis 🙂
Today’s video subject wasn’t planned but I chose it because of an inhumane and ridiculous schooling methods I witnessed this afternoon.
Have you ever been in a situation where you were deeply ashamed to have known and admired someone? Do you know that feeling of your brain not processing fast enough what your eyes are seeing perhaps to protects itself? That moment when you watch and you cannot believe how incredibly thoughtless a seemingly intelligent and talented human being can be? Well, that was my afternoon.
It occurred to me as I sit here still affected by the situation, that every single person who ever wanted to school horses should first train a chicken…These funny birds are considered to be pretty silly and pretty low on brain cells.
The best thing, however, about first learning to train a chicken is that you cannot whip the bird mindlessly so it goes over a little obstacle course…you need to understand what motivates it and then use your own brain to non-violently manipulate chicken’s brain.
And that knowledge in my opinion is a prerequisite for any horse trainer…
- Video Day Friday Christmas Countdown Day 4: Difficult Questions about Horse’s Soundness (aspireequestrian.wordpress.com)
- Video Day Wednesday: Christmas Countdown Day 6 – Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are… (aspireequestrian.wordpress.com)
- Video Day Saturday Christmas Countdown Day 4: Head-To-Head…until the Winner Takes One Turn Better (aspireequestrian.wordpress.com)
- Video Day Tuesday: What INSPIRATION really is…Christmas Countdown – Day 7 (a must watch for all riding instructors) (aspireequestrian.wordpress.com)
- Video Day Thursday Christmas Countdown Day 5: The Funny Side of Fun… (aspireequestrian.wordpress.com)
- Video Day Monday Christmas Countdown – Day 8 (aspireequestrian.wordpress.com)
Time for the second countdown video and this one is all about inspiration with a side to it that perhaps we don’t think about a lot. Most of us wants to feel inspired to do something or be inspired by something. The video below, however, talks about the real essence of inspiration…Please do watch it until the end 🙂
And once you have watched it, do share in comments what or who inspired you to follow your passion, whatever that might be…horses, art, business, photography, travel, writing… If you have any great videos on the subject that you would like to share please link to them. I’d love to watch them.
Inspire Me by Dr. Brad MacLain
I’d love to say that my own inspiration to improve equestrian teaching & riding at grassroots level came from something incredibly grand and valuable like the experiences mentioned in the video but it’s safe to say it didn’t. At 16 I damaged my knee which resulted in me having full leg plaster on 8 times for months within few years and so I bottled up my passion for riding and training horses and poured it all into teaching people. I watched my friends’ training sessions for hours from the bench next to the arena. Some lessons were good, many were awful. I realised there and then that no matter how much effort, knowledge, compassion, time and understanding we put into schooling horses they would never, ever have good lives if there are no well educated riders to ride them. It was not a highly intellectual but nevertheless important light bulb moment for me 😉
I have put myself through many different experiences ever since, not fully consciously I don’t think, to be able to fuel my passion constantly. There is still a lot on my experience list 🙂
This is a very equestrian focused blog naturally since it’s a part of the main Aspire website but in the run up to Christmas I would like to post 8 videos that are really somehow special and emotional and some of them might not have a horse connection at all…
To me, this time is all about making a difference and sharing. It’s good to say we should do this every day but hey, let’s face it, that’s not how the world works for many. So Christmas time is perfect to stop and think and DO something…
First goes this one…Judging by my blog stats I have many American readers out there and so perhaps one of you will know someone who could give a home for life to these two lovely dogs.