Stay in your lane! There are so many people out there trying to do the SAME thing as you and that’s ok! There’s going to be people that are better than you – LET THEM BE! You should want to grow and get better because YOU want to, not because you feel like you need to be better than the next person! Everyone has their own individuals’ strengths and weakness, just like you have yours! I think just focusing on what you are doing and trying to accomplish every day is the best thing to do for yourself and your sanity!
Never resort to viewing your horse as a machine. They are our partners, our confidants, and ultimately, our friends. Awards, ribbons, medals and titles are glorious, but nothing can compare to the bond we create between horse and rider. When we begin to use our equines as tools to achieve great success, we lose sight of what this sport conclusively embodies – the relationship, the dance, and the passion.
Always try to put yourself in your horse's shoes. Horses are never "bad" on purpose. They are not trying to spite you, or be naughty for no reason. If you aren't getting the reaction you want from your horse, always look to yourself first. Are you being clear with your aids? Is your horse in pain? Bad rides are NEVER the horse's fault, and I cannot stress that enough.
Q&A with Anna Bohn What is your name and where are you from? -My name is Anna Bohn and I live in Georgia. At what age did you ride your first horse? -I did occasional pony rides and summer camps when I was little, but I finally convinced my parents and started lessoning consistently around age 13. Tell us about Cappy! -Cappy or “Quite Capitol 3” is a 15 year old Holsteiner gelding that I show in the equitation! My trainer, Michael Leon, shows him in the jumpers. He has the best personality and is so forgiving. How did you...
One of the most memorable moments was my 13th birthday, my friends and I decided to go on a sunset ride on the beach for my birthday. I will never forget when I was on Neymore on the beach bareback and I asked her for a gallop, the sky was a beautiful pink orange and the ocean was so calm. There was a light fog and it made everything gorgeous. I remember feeling so weightless on her back, it seemed as if we were galloping into the sunset, chasing the sun.