The other day I was sleeping in the sun when Jane showed up to ride. I didn’t feel like working, so I closed my eyes and pretended I was asleep. I was a bit grumpy when she started brushing me while I was lying there trying to ignore her. But before long I was awake and found myself enjoying the terrific rubdown with her rubber curry brush.
Jane tacked me up and off we went. I wasn’t in the mood to work, and I let Jane know it. We started slowly, but before long I was feeling really energetic and wanted to go faster. We practiced perfecting our canter departs and passage, which made me feel really good about myself.
Sometimes all you need to get motivated is to GET MOVING. Starting is usually the hardest part. It takes a little determination, but you’ve got plenty of that. So get up out of that chair, and make the decision to move your body in an energetic way! Go to the barn and get on your horse, or turn on some dance music and boogie around your house!
You’ll feel wonderful in no time. I PROMISE!
Rhett got me a new ball! It’s a bright blue bouncy thing, that’s totally unpredictable because it isn’t really round. Sometimes it bounces left, and sometimes it bounces right. Not knowing which way it’s going to go when it hits the ground makes it really fun because it requires that I think fast and be quick on my feet.
Chance and I were playing by the pool when the ball bounced into the water. That was the most fun of all! I jumped in after it, and pretended it was a shark. Chance grabbed my tail and shouted, “The shark’s got you!” I laughed so hard I dropped the ball. We swam and swam until we were too tired to do anything more.
Physical exercise can be lots of fun. You just have find ways to make it that way! What do you do to get some exercise and also have fun? Do you listen to music? Do you bring a friend along?
Would you like to play with me in the pool? Come on over! Bring your dog too. I’ll play the part of the hungry shark this time.