My house is a mess. It almost always is. I don't have any trouble prioritizing riding ahead of house work. Always. Or ahead of cleaning my car. Or often ahead of socializing. It isn't even that I'm a very good rider, or that I have lofty aspirations. I just like being with the horses and riding more than almost anything else and I don't seem to suffer from too much guilt (make that none) when I do it.
I'm pretty sure my family and friends don't mind - I'm a nicer person when I spend a lot of time with horses.
Having said all that, I find myself getting more and more rushed to fit riding in with work. I'm so lucky that I work for myself so I can set my own hours, but it's still a crunch.
Today I didn't ride - I started to get ready to go, calculating, as usual, exactly how long I could work before leaving, when I had to be back, rushed at either end, and then I just didn't go. I NEVER do this, but maybe it isn't a bad thing occasionally. I thought I'd get lots of work done, but here's what I did ~
I researched new trends in my line of work (instead of putting together the power point presentation that's due) and then I napped under the sky light with the rain lulling me to sleep. I dreamed I was riding beautiful, perfect canter lengthening and shortening, back and forth :) Life is good.
(Just so I don't sound too lazy, I did my work tonight)
I'd better write a little bit about training, just to keep me on track :) Rogo did his first ever counter canter to the quarter line and back last Sat. He ACED it, first ask, to the right and then repeated it several times. It was easy and effortless for him. He broke to a trot on the left lead on the three times I tried it. I'm going to be very careful to note my riding the next time I try, to see if I'm doing things differently on the different sides. He usually does things better to the right, but that may be because of the way I ride.My next few rides I need to get back to focusing on my bending, contact and halts, while incorporating some of the new work.