“OMG – this is amazing – I am soooooo excited – wow – look at us – we are awesome!!” I shout. For the non-horsey amongst you I am absolutely sure you would perceive this to be a gross overreaction to 8 strides of an exquisite medium trot – in fact you probably don’t know what medium trot is – as opposed to any other kind of trot, and thinking about it, do you even know what a trot looks like compared to a walk or a canter? …..
“What would you like for your 50th birthday?” “Apart from a diamond necklace” I say a little flippantly to give myself time to think seriously about the question posed by one of my delegates. I was running an icebreaker session at the beginning of a Leadership Programme – everyone has a turn in the hot seat and the other attendees ask them questions. A series of thoughts run through my head and are quickly dismissed- clothes, handbags, a new car – health, happiness, another 50 years but I am not sure I want to be 100!!! Then it came to me…..