FOMO Got Me

Have any of you guys had a bad case of equestrian FOMO(fear of missing out) lately?

Starter @ Octoberfest

I had a serious case of FOMO when I was in Lexington last week listening to Katherine talking about all of her planned events this summer. Why is this Hunter turned Eventer turned back to Hunter lusting over eventing??? I honestly have no idea. I actually had a lot of fun with Houston at my last few events but stopped competing after Pine Top HT’s. Then I stopped riding – briefly. When I got Annie I didn’t really consider eventing an option. Hunters seemed like the way to go.Somehow Β all of this FOMO led to me casually thinking about entering at Starter at an upcoming event… And then not so casually considering it… Until I bit the bullet and just went for it.Β Yep… This weenie is about to go to an event after 2.5+ years. Annie and I are entered in the Starter level at MayDaze HT. Starter is speed bump level so I have seriously no concerns. In addition to that Annie schooled most of the fences last fall without batting an eye.Β I can’t wait to see how it goes! Even better is that I will be visiting Beka next week. Thanks to the great idea from Amanda I think Beka and I are going to try to get out to school at a course near her. Yay for a blogger bestie to be my “scraper” haha.Β Welcome to the whiplash that is my indecisiveness about what discipline I want to do!

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39 Comments

  1. Don’t apologize! You’re an adult ammie, we should be trying all of the things instead of getting shoved into a single label. HAVE FUN and enjoy, I can’t wait to read the recap!

  2. Hey if you have the confidence and pony to do it all, why not?! Can’t wait to see pics!

  3. These experiences will just make Annie a great all around horse, why not play around with it? If I had a horse who I thought could handle that and knew enough to do the dressage piece I would totally do it.

  4. Why must we pick a discipline? Just do what you want, when you feel like it! That’s what this mostly DQ, but sometimes eventer, and sometimes trail rider says!

  5. I think it’s super fun to dabble in several things. I’m sure it makes things more fun for the horses too! I would love to play around with low level eventing with my boy, except that he doesn’t have the brain for dressage, and he’s a little spooky for cross country. Haha. Can’t wait to hear about all of the fun I know you guys will have!

  6. Awesome!! Have fun, and I think the bigger variety of fun and confidence building events you can take your horse to the better, no matter what discipline you end up doing.