If we want to be treated like professional athletes we get to level up like professional athletes in and out of the arena!
I work with people all over the place and have conversations with a wide variety of ages and levels of competitors. So many of us are putting in so much time taking care of our horses, sending them off for training, paying for vet bills, spending hours upon hours keeping them in shape and still not getting the results we want.
I’ve been one of those people. The missing link is me. Me putting myself at the fitness level I put my horses on. Me investing in my wellness. Me leveling up mentally and physically to the level that I want to be at. Me putting aside the excuses and controlling what is in my control. My fitness level is 100% in my control.
Many people say there’s not enough time, yet we fill our time with things that don’t serve us. That me, I’m that person sometimes. But that’s the choice I used to make. Now, my goals are bigger than my excuses and the things that don’t serve me.
Then there’s those of us, this has been me too, who send our horse off for training, but don’t do anything to prepare ourselves to match their level of improvement. Get yourself in the gym or on a fitness program so you’re ready to be on the level of the physical abilities they’ve gained.
There’s many ways to do it. The game is changing and evolving. There are opportunities to make money like never before. There are opportunities to make rodeo and competiting a profession. Are you willing to set yourself up for success? Are you willing to go the extra mile? Are you willing to level up to the level of horses or bulls your riding?
The time is now, but nobody can do it for you. Get out there and work for it!