After my daughter was born I felt like a huge part of me was missing. I really struggled with letting go of who I used to be and embracing my new role as my tiny humans live in slave. I was simultaneously celebrating my new role as a mum, and grieving the loss of who I used to be. Melodramatic? Maybe. But, as a mum, I am sure that you understand how the arrival of a baby can also bring on the arrival of a MAJOR identity crisis. Fast forward 16 months, and I’m now back doing the sport I love. But let me tell y’all now that it is not without its challenges. Learning to ride the first time was a difficult enough, learning to re-ride after having a baby, well that takes the cake. That’s why today I wanted to get a little bit personal and talk about the things that no one tells you about returning to horse riding after babies…
Podcasts seem to be all the rage these days and are the new form of books! One of my favourite PB (pre-children) activities used to be reading anything and everything horse related from books to blogs, but adult life is BUSY y’all. Being an adult with children, well just forget about it. I may as well burn my books, magazines and computer. Because between work, my side hustles, study commitments and raising my children I don’t have time for much else. Heck, I just manage to squeeze in a weekly riding! But, because I’m a mama I’m resourceful and a super multi-tasker… and thanks to those newfound skills, and some accidental googling I stumbled across something that lets me get that horse-related info fix AND doesn’t really require me to take any time out of my day. SAY WHAT?! The secret …. horse podcasts.