Pony Club Life Lesson 2: Be Persistent and You Could Be A Winner!
Recently I met with some old friends and our conversation led us to Pony Club.
Like many professional horse people started competing in Pony Club, so did I!
And just as many professionals fondly remember the time they spent with their friends and horses, I too have many happy memories.
But more than that, I now look back on life lessons to be learned at an institution like Pony Club.
The next lesson is,
2. Be persistent and you could be a winner!
I loved pony club, riding to pony club with my friends, doing horse stuff all day, and learning more about horses was my ultimate dream life!
But I wasn’t a good rider. I had a 13.2 pony who was very, very slow, didn’t see the need to jump over anything if he could go around or just push through it, and not particularly a show pony of any type.
There were other riders who had been in the pony club for years, who had mastered the art of jumping and other pony club events and always picked up ribbons and trophies.
At our break-up in the first year, there was a table of trophies to hand out and I expected to see some of my friends who were much better riders than me pick up the trophies.
But then, we had attendance trophies!
So in my first year in Pony Club, even as a newcomer on a very uncompetitive pony, I had picked up a trophy!
I think the lesson here is that even if you feel you are not progressing at a skill and everyone else is doing better than you are, be persistent and continue to learn. It may not be obvious to you but by being persistent and continuing to learn you are making progress.
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