Almost 20 years ago I began my educational venture into the world of natural health. The first course I took was a herbology course, that’s a story we’ll save for another day. One of the first things that course encouraged its students to do was to buy a stethoscope and get used to listening to lungs. To the local pharmacy I went, and although they thought it was an odd request they ordered me a stethoscope. I even got my choice of colour.
Monday July 20, 2015 I got home at 2AM, quickly checked the horses, brought in the dogs and promptly fell over in bed. A few hours later I staggered outside to care for the herd. With the hay shortage and moving I made the decision to use the good pieces from the 3 not so great bails I had leftover from last year. The first two feedings went well, everyone was happy and glad to have me back home again. I opened up the next bail Tuesday morning fed like I normally would. I left the horses and headed back into the house. A few hours later I came out to find find Pan wheezing with great force. She has had small reactions to hay before this but I thought she may be sensitive to the dust.
It’s amazing how many details you can remember when you need to make the right choice for someone you love.
With thoughts of endurance riding and dreams of driving my pony galloping through my mind, I think it's time to start doing the groundwork and setting up a plan.
Fitness planning like any other planning is a skill that can be acquired. Some of us have natural organizational skills and have no problems adapting to the challenges of formulating a good plan. For myself and anyone else who may need a hand in the organizational department, here are a few considerations I have come to realize about making a plan that is easy and fun to follow through.
What are my assets?
What are realistic expectations of myself and my equine partner?
What did I learn from the last months plan?
What would I like to work on this month?
What should my primary focus be this month?
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