In my first blog post, I included a photo of me with my horse before he died. I made it almost 11 months before getting back in the saddle, this time for a story I was assigned. My assignment? Riding and showing horses in Meridian Township. Don’t get me wrong, I was super excited for it, but a little nervous since I have never done any reporting. I actually did a stand up for this one, however, Final Cut decided I shouldn’t have it and failed in the middle of the upload. I still had the footage of the horse show I had just shot, but the standup on a horse? Gone. Long gone. And I leave for vacation this week. So, no more stand up on a horse. It was nice to finally get back on though. This story definitely forced me to realize just how much I miss riding and that I seriously need to get back in it.
I am proud of this story. I think it could have been better, but since it was my first one, I’m just glad I was able to have the opportunity to do it! That said, I am a bit of a perfectionist, so of course I would have liked a few things to be better. But I was finally back home, around horses and at a horse show (the 2013 Ingham County Fair to be specific) and I loved it. I guess the big thing is, if you really love something, get back in the saddle and don’t wait forever to do it, otherwise you’ll really miss out on something great.