I am feeling somewhat frustrated today and can’t keep my mind on work. Probably not the best time to write a blog post, but what the heck.
I’ve been dwelling on the difficulty I have explaining riding issues on my blog. I think I get the general ideas out well enough, but it’s the details that I’m often a little quick to either throw in or omit, without much regard. And riding is all about the details. For example, in my last post I mentioned how I was trying different things to encourage Brumby not to curl behind the vertical. I re-read part of the post last night and got hung up where I said something about “driving” him forward for those first few strides. Did I really mean “driving”? To what extent? Will readers think I’m pumping like crazy when the poor horse is trying to do what he thinks he’s supposed to do and needs more physical development before he can support himself properly anyway? I wanted to edit it to explain further what I meant…or change it to “actively support” or some such thing (hmm, now that I think about it ‘actively support’ really just means riding, doesn’t it ;) ). I thought about the discrepancy between what I say, the particular words I use to describe an action or thought, and what I’m actually doing or thinking. Word choice can be extremely important since readers know me only through the words I choose to put together.
What’s my point? No point, really. Just spewing some words, thinking “aloud.” And I guess that’s just fine.