Picture this on your day off:
– a coffee shop with comfy sofas, wooden floors, lovely scent of freshly grounded beans, catch up chat with friends or just a long solitary, me-time with your favourite book…Your coffee or tea in a real cup, hot and delicious.
– a coffee shop, quick, efficient queue, convenient paper cup for you to grab, run and enjoy on your way to another place of your choosing.
Now, out of curiosity, what kind of rider are you dear reader? If riding experiences were coffee, would you eat in or take away? 😉
In my job I meet both the ‘eat in’ riders and ‘take away’ riders. The former like my intensive training days and the 2 hour sessions when they get to groom the horses, be with them in situations other than the riding moments and get to join a long term experience. The ‘eat in’ riders appreciate effort that goes into every detail of training, they are curious, inquisitive and often emphatetic. Teaching these riders is a life long adventure, it’s educational for a coach not only for the student as well as being a process in which horses are the most important element.
They like to see their horses off either by grooming after the ride, taking to the field, rugging up etc If they own a horse they will most likely keep it on DIY or part livery basis if only their work life allows them. Continue reading Equestrian version of eat in and take away…what kind of rider are you? What kind of rider would you like to be?