The decision to go back into riding was the best decision I’ve made with my life and I stand by that.
Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.Sylvia Plath (via larmoyante)
I was going on a train from Manchester to London and I was looking out of the window at some cows, I believe, and I just thought: “Boy doesn’t know he’s a wizard - goes off to wizard school.” I have no idea where it came from. I think the idea was floating along the train and looking for someone and my mind was vacant enough so it decided to zoom in there.J.K. Rowling (cf.)
Don’t think about the jump. The jump doesn’t matter. What matters is your approach. Your canter. Your trot.
The jump height is irrelevant. If your approach is shit, your jump will be shittier.
Ask for impulsion. Ask for self-carriage. If you can get those two things, the jump will come.
So don’t focus on the damn jump.