How to Be Good at Riding as a Busy Ammy

I am flawless and have never made any mistakes or done anything wrong in my life, so it seems appropriate that I share with you my secrets of doing everything perfectly while maintaining clear skin and an amazing sleep schedule.

My first tip is to make sure you’re eating super healthy. Definitely don’t skip breakfast because you slept in an extra 15 minutes, definitely don’t skip lunch because you worked through it (again), and definitely don’t just eat a ridiculous amount of buttered noodles when you get home at 9:30pm. Snacking on candy throughout the day is right out, and taking a multivitamin can really only cover for so many sins. You’ll want to plan out nicely portioned and packaged organic balanced meals with planned healthy snacks. Gotta fuel your body with the nutrients you need!

Use this time to call your friends and maintain healthy relationship!

The next tip is to set aside blocks of time throughout the week for your different activities! If Mondays are set aside for schoolwork, focus on that to get it done. There is no possible way that the only day your case study group can meet is on Tuesday so you have to miss your lesson. Not even a thing that happens. It’s all about setting up your schedule in advance because you have complete control over these things!

Protect your weekends. With work and school during the week, your weekends are your time to catch up on errands, see friends, and spend quality time at the barn. You probably don’t have any trips scheduled ever, and it’s unlikely that you have weddings to attend in the near future. You definitely are always at home and available to catch up on things.

No one ever has birthdays to celebrate so you never need to go anywhere or pose for stupid pictures

Most importantly, make time to ride consistently. How can you get better (or even maintain) if you’re not getting consistent saddle time?! You need to spend time on your own improvement and keep your horse in shape!

Round is a shape

I mean, when you’re out of town on those RARE trips, I guess the barn rat can hop on to keep your horse moving.

And when that case study needs to get done and the group can only meet on lesson day, I suppose he can get a training ride instead.

And when your immune system just shuts down from exhaustion and you can’t stop coughing, maybe he can be used in a lesson.

Screw it, guys. I’m getting floppier by the day, relying on my entire barn fam to keep Frankie fit and in work, and taking it one day at a time.

To all my fellow ammies juggling all that life brings, I salute you.

Someday I’ll get to hang out at this magical place more ❤

10 thoughts on “How to Be Good at Riding as a Busy Ammy

  1. carey 07/03/2019 / 11:52 am

    Today is sponsored by delicious, over-frosted donuts. #doinitright

    Do what you can, rely on your barn fam, and bring them treats to say thanks. It’s just a phase of your life. Next phase will be totally different. Don’t beat yourself up. Have some candy 😉


  2. Emily 07/03/2019 / 12:11 pm

    Hahahaha This is why I love when you read “advice columns”

    Get 8 – 10 hours of sleep. Ok… that means I am awake from 6:30AM – 9:30PM (to hit the middle of that.)

    6:30AM – 8AM: Wake up, Get ready, Take care of dog, Get to work, try not to forget anything.

    8AM -12PM: Work.

    12PM – 1PM: Shove food in my face and keep working.


    5PM – 5:30PM: Change and drive to the barn… probably don’t make it until 5:45PM

    5:30PM – 7:30PM: PONY TIME. I can do it in 2 hours if I rush…

    7:30PM – 7:45PM: Head Home… probably running late

    7:45PM – 8:30PM; Try to eat something. Aren’t you not supposed to eat anything big after 8PM? OH WELL!

    8:30PM – 9:30PM: shower, get ready for bed, take care of dog again, get prepped for the next day. Try to fall asleep AT 9:30PM so I get ENOUGH SLEEP… probably don’t fall asleep until 11PM.

    You know what doesn’t fit in here? An extra gym visit. Writing in a journal. coupon clipping. grocery shopping. cooking a real meal. cleaning my house. etc etc etc.

    I would love to know what world some of these Columnist/Instagrammers live in. Because I would like to move to that planet!

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  3. Austen 07/03/2019 / 2:05 pm

    I don’t know how it happens, but every time I feel like I have shit figured out … I go and get pneumonia. Like. Seriously. How does this KEEP HAPPENING?! Oh right … probably that lack of sleep, quality meals and down time thing. Meh.


  4. CobJockey 07/03/2019 / 3:54 pm

    Hahaha, this post is amazing! But on a serious note, I can’t imagine how you keep everything spinning with all you’ve got going on right now. Rely on your support system and take care of yourself when you can!


  5. Stacie Seidman 07/05/2019 / 9:33 am

    Real life totally rains on horsey parades doesn’t it? Hang in there, it will calm down eventually!


  6. joy 07/06/2019 / 2:50 pm

    ohhhhsooooorelatable. Swap out your school demands for those of my 4 kids all home and bored.every.second, and I could have written this blog post. Speaking of which, props for even having a hot minute to write this. I’ve all but vanished from my pre June 24th (last day of kids school) life, and fallen into a black hole that doesn’t equal barn time or even measley IG time. So not only am I not riding like you, but I’m not even living vicariously atm. Ugh, is it fall yet?!


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