Invest in the Journey, not the Destination.

Invest in the Journey, not the Destination.

     This is my personal motto.  You have to enjoy each day of what you do.  Itís not just about achieving your goals, but about savoring life while you travel toward them.
     As a rider and an Eventer, if you are in the sport just for the big wins or the chances to ride in international competitions, it is not enough.  The highs are high, but the lows come more often.  If you donít get satisfaction and joy out of your daily routine, then the big successes donít come often enough to make it all worthwhile.  I imagine this is true in any walk of life.  
You should truly enjoy your lifestyle, and love what you do every day.  I know I do.   
     Life is a Journey.  Enjoy the Ride.

What delight
To back the flying steed
That challenges the wind for speed! 
Seems native more of air than earth
Whose burden only lends him fire
Whose soul, in his task, turns labour into sport;
Who makes your pastime his!  I sit him now.
He takes away my breath! He makes me reel.
I touch not earth - I see not - hear not
All is ecstasy of motion!

~ James Sheridan Knowles ~

Ride a wild horse
against the sky
hold tight to his wings 

before you die
whatever else you leave undoneó
once ride a wild horse
into the sun. 

~ Hannah Kahn ~

Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.

~Stanley Harrison