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5 rules for success and happiness in life

Okay grab some popcorn light a candle turn on some music. Let’s get deep for a minute

This isn’t strictly about dressage but about life. I think to remember these things everyday helps. I hope some working student, mom, or child reads this and smiles.

1. Have a plan but don’t take it too seriously. With horses sometimes things don’t always work out. The plan I made at 15 is completely different then the plan I have today. With any job everything changes. So your plan doesn’t always workout

2. Failure is a gift. Failing doesn’t mean the world is ending. Failure means you learned something new. So many things have gone “wrong” or not worked out but in the end it was for the best. Some failures may break your heart. In dressage trying to become a professional is an up and down long journey. You need to be strong. Stronger then the enemy in your head.

3. Work till you drop. If your trainer wants to ride at 5am get up!! Be the one who is always there, and never says no. You’ll be exhausted, but it’s worth it. You want to be valuable the worker that your trainer relays on That gets you ahead in life.

4.Be a little impulsive & love

Literally we are all going to die one day. So don’t be so quick to say no to fun. Be a little spontaneous do something crazy, but smart! Break the rules a little bit because those are some of the best memories you’ll create. Love a lot love on people, and be friendly. Love so much that you feel it. It can be a job, a person, and of course a horse!

5. Patience

I highly recommend yoga, a nice work out, and especially body building! It’ll help with patience and happiness. Be patient at your job. Be patient with family, and all your wonderful friends!

By Skye Simpson Dressage Shares Insight on the Sport

Skye Simpson is an FEI Dressage & Natural Horsemanship Trainer located in Banning, California.

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