Owning A Horse Is Expensive…
I get it… as horse owners, we have expenses and time-consuming tasks that people who don’t own horses, don’t have. Although that is a reality, I find that too many horse owners are living in a self-made trap of limiting beliefs and myths. These hide in a blind spot we can’t see, and sadly they’re supported by the masses and society. So even if we do spot the trap, we feel comfortable and right in it. Meanwhile, it robs us daily of precious time, memories, and experiences with our horses.
Freedom is one of the most common traits that attract people to horses. For those of us that work with them, we understand that they teach and give us so much and can help us to live more freely, and in the present moment. Today I want to explore an area of our lives, we tend to overlook. An area many don’t realize is restricting and limiting their lives every single day. Time and money.
I’m curious how many times have you wanted to buy something for your horse, pay an entry fee for an event, attend a clinic, or update your tack, and found yourself saying “I can’t afford it” or “I don’t have the money right now”? Take a moment and count the times that come to mind… in the last month, week, or even just yesterday!
Now add that number, to the times you wanted to try a new discipline, go on a trail ride, spend time in the saddle, or take a course on a topic you know would benefit your horsemanship or horse’s health but found yourself saying “I don’t have time”, “I have too much on my plate”, “I have too many irons in the fire”, “Maybe when things slow down”…. any of these sound familiar?
I encourage you to take a moment and really think of how many times you have said this to yourself about anything horse related in the last month. The frequency will likely surprise you!
Now before you begin justifying and reasoning why this is true for you, take a moment to shine the light in other areas of your life. How often do you use time and money as an excuse to not buy something, attend an event, learn something new, take a vacation, spend time with friends, etc?
Awareness Is The First Step To Empowerment
You can’t change what you aren’t aware of.
Now that you have raised your awareness of how often you blame time and money for not going after what you want in life, the question is will you continue to argue for these limitations?
Or are you ready to make a shift and take control of your time and money, instead of letting them control you?
In life and in your horse ownership you have a choice to live and function from your circumstances if you want to. Many people make this decision without realizing the consequences. Understand that every time you allow time and money to control your life, you are choosing to create a future that can ONLY be more of the same…
You might wonder how does this relates to horse ownership? Have you ever known someone that no matter how many horses they have owned there is always problems and stress? For example, the horse always has a behavioral issue, lameness, endless vet bills, etc. Is it like this in your life?
Here is the painful reality we all want to ignore, in your life – YOU are the only common denominator. The good news is that YOU are in full control and can accept your life just as it is and get more of the same or you can change it, create and shape the life you want.
History Repeats Itself
It wasn’t until I took Equine Essential Wellness online and drastically increased the number of people I worked with and spoke to day in and day out, that I realized how big of a role your mindset plays in your horse’s health and how horse ownership will feel and be for you. As my business expanded internationally, the truth further solidified…
My mission is to empower horse owners with the skills, tools, and resources they need to get their horse’s looking and feeling their best. But the truth of the matter is, YOU are the deciding factor in whether you and your horse will see results…
There is really ONLY one difference between the people I work with that see MASSIVE and AMAZING results and those who don’t… Those who succeed in any area of life ultimately realize and choose to embrace the truth… In your life, YOU are the source and cause of your circumstances. All of them.
Once you own that and make peace with, your life will change, your horse’s life will change, and you will become unstoppable. The question remains, what will you choose?
The next time that you find yourself in the pattern of letting your circumstances control you, what will you do? Will you ask “how can I” will you take control of your time and schedule what you want in your day? It’s my hope, that you will…
What I share and teach is for those who are ready for things to be different, who are ready to take action and see changes.
If your horse isn’t greeting you at the gate, is resistant or dull to your cues, or is experiencing negative health conditions… It isn’t your fault. And contrary to what some vets and equine professionals might lead you to believe, it certainly isn’t normal!
It’s time revolutionize the way you think about and approach your horse’s care and lifestyle; equipping you with the tools and information you need to optimize your horse’s performance, reinvigorating their zest for life, and accessing the “horseplay” and exuberance they are naturally known for.
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Life is better when you’re horsin’ around!