This blog kind of links in with all change and a few bits from previous blogs.
Throughout life we always have to make decisions, some are hard and some we do without even thinking.
When you are young their was never a lot to worry about only things which would get us into trouble but actually when you look at it it’s a decision for instance ‘if I don’t do it I wont get in trouble or if I do do it I will get into trouble’ but being young these weren’t big decisions they were just like small challenges of whether you could push boundaries or not.
As you grow up more decisions have to be made, what do you take for your GCSE’S, A Levels, what uni do you go to and what are you going to become and work as?
These are some of the decisions which can start someone’s journey and change their life. I knew when I was in high school I wanted to go off and do horses. I wasn’t academic and let’s say school wasn’t my favourite but then again everyone says that when they are at school.
Due to not getting some of the academic grades I had to do an extra year at college. I could of gone off to a horsey college straight away but planned to go with my sister and she was still doing her a levels.
So I did two years at college but because I had to re do an exam my first year was a BTEC course in business. It suited me though as I didn’t need to spend all day at college and had only 4 days a week in college. After passing that I did a year of a levels and then went on to start my equine career.
I decided I was going to go and do horses, get my equine exams and see what came of it. The equine world doesn’t always pay well and sometimes I do think will I need to make the decision to do something else which will provide me with better income but for now I do what I enjoy.
When you make a decision do you think about it until your so stressed that your no further at making a decision or do you just jump the bullet and make that decision.You could say it all depends on the scenario or the outcome or what will be better long run. Theirs also the harder decisions which may involve something or someone you love or are passionate about these are never easy and sometimes people don’t realise until they’ve been through it themselves.
I had one of my ponies put to sleep (Lily)it was the hardest decision and I think it was made harder because we was was given options.
When we got Lily to the the vets we was told she was in shock and in a bad way. We knew this as we had been with her all day trying to treat her at home with our vet before she was referred where they then did some more tests and scans. They said we could operate on her but a high chance of loosing her on the table due to her being in shock already and her age or if she came through surgery their would be long road to recovery and for the next 6 months no turnout and then constantly having to limit her grazing after that and she could pull through surgery but a week later could go down hill again but no one could tell you what would happen.
Me and my sister made the decision not to operate on her. We was given time to think about our options, we rang our vet and we spoke realistically. Lily was 22 and never owed us anything and the recovery if she ever got their was long term. I looked at it as that’s not a happy retirement, when we first picked her up from the riding school and put her in the field she was happy she galloped around and had mad moments she wouldn’t want to be stable bound after enjoying almost a year in the field. It was a hard decision to let her go after waiting so long to get her but I know it was the right thing to do.I always wanted to own lily and wanted her to live a happy life in the field. We got her to retire her after being in a riding school her whole life. We had her almost a year before this happened.
The memories with this pony I will always remember she was a true diamond and legend and too this day I still wish she could have got a longer retirement and made it to our new field with all the ponies.
Quote: ‘sometimes the hardest things and the right things are the same’
The point I’m trying to get as is don’t dwell on your decisions. Learn from them and at the end of the day only you know what’s right! Some people may not agree with the decision you made but their will be plenty of reasons why you made that decision.