Taking the plunge…

I once heard a quote and it was something like ‘leap and the net shall appear’.

That kind of courage isn’t necessary most of the time but when you step out of your comfort zone, it can feel a little bit scary…and it’s almost always worth it!

6 thoughts on “Taking the plunge…”

  1. Hi Pat! Loved this video… one of your best!

    Learning to ride is absolutely transformative. I was a reluctant horseman (having the decision made for me—sort of). But, now I have a story about learning to ride on a one-eyed horse named Lonergan. That guy messed with me every time… until I relaxed a bit and got things right.

    My humble advice… Take the plunge!


    1. Pat@harrogatehills.com

      I love that you remember your horse’s name! Horses are quite wise and I have some ‘professionals’ in my riding school that can spot a beginner from 100 yards away. Good for you for giving it a shot and thanks so much for the kind words and support.

  2. Angela

    Hi Pat,
    It has been 9 years since I started riding as an adult. I was 45 years old when I joined a ladies group at Harrogate Hills. I’m so glad I made that decision. With 4 kids and a mortgage, I didn’t have much money or time to spend on recreation. I remember asking if I could start by riding every other week. It took me years to collect the gear. Now I ride as much as I can. So if I’m going to buy a new coat it might as well be something I can wear to the barn. My husband says my car smells like a horse but I don’t even notice. I am transformed! Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement.

    1. Pat@harrogatehills.com

      Thank YOU, Angela! So much of the credit goes to the horses…as you know, they are just so wonderfully good to be around.
      It makes me so happy that you have been able to do what you so obviously enjoy.
      Thanks again.

  3. Joan

    It was 20 years ago when my 16 year old daughter brought her horse to live at Harrogate hills. After a few months of hanging around waiting for her, because a young girl is never ready to leave the barn, I was asked if I would help out when a group of school kids were coming to the barn for the day. I am still helping out at the barn 20 years later and still loving the horses, I even ride now. Something I never thought I would do. So thank you.

    1. Pat@harrogatehills.com

      …And it was 20 years ago, when you agreed to help, that I won the lottery at Harrogate!!! Thank YOU Joan!

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