Rider motivation?
 

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How To Dressage
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30/03/2018 11:20 pm  

Hey all, 

We're thinking about a new blog post about rider motivation and it's raised a few questions. 

  • Do you every struggle for motivation to ride?
  • What is your motivation for riding? (to compete? for exercise? to just enjoy? are you a professional rider?)
  • How many times do you ride per week?
  • How long do you usually ride for?

Any help with our questions would be much appreciated!

Thanks x 

Website Administrator & Lover of Cadbury Creme Eggs! | How To Dressage


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SassyMare
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31/03/2018 4:41 am  

Yes!! I often struggle to have motivation for riding. Especially in winter or when it's cold and raining. 

My motivation for riding is my horse. I know that she needs exercising and need some time out of her stable and I'm not lucky enough to have all year round turnout. 

Loving the blog by the way! 


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How To Dressage
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31/03/2018 4:51 am  

Thanks so much @Sassymare !!

And thanks for joining the community and for the comment 🙂 it's very helpful x 

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EquiPepper
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05/04/2018 9:54 am  

When I haven't got anything to aim for I can really struggle with motivation. When I have a competition or something coming up I am more motivated.

Scottie doesn't really need exercise, he needs schooling. So if I'm not motivated to work on improving something, riding can often be a bit of a waste of time. I aim to work Scottie at least 3 times a week. Usually riding both days over the weekend and then either riding or lunging in his pessoa once or twice during the week.

When schooling I usually ride for 30-45 mins. But this really depends on how well the session has gone and if I am trying to correct something or not.

Ex Racehorse Blogger with a ginger partner in crime.


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