I have a dear friend who has a wonderful saying:

“If you write a page a day, at the end of the year, you’ll have a book.”

I literally followed his advice a few years ago, and wrote one.  I followed others’ advice and after several re-writes, I put it under the bed to incubate.  It occurs to me that I should dig it out and see how it reads.  Maybe when I’m snowed in this winter, if winter ever comes to Connecticut again.

But my friend’s advice pertains just as well to horses as it does to books.  Every time you ride, if you work on your position, improve your feel and strive to be the best trainer you can be, it doesn’t matter on any given day if you think you’ve made progress, or made enough progress.  By the end of a year, you’ll have accomplished something both you and your horse can be proud of.

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