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The Grayt Adventure - Holly Grayton's Blog

In my life I am all-consumed with horses: reading about them, watching videos, what exercises we are going to work on etc... but more and more I find myself growing and learning through my experiences with them. And so here it will be, my everyday meanderings about life through horses and sport.

Enjoy:)

September 16, 2019

You may not be aware of this yet, but I have been known for idolizing Beezie Madden from time to time. And those of you that know me know that what I just said is likely the biggest understatement of the year.

I got to spend some time with her and her husband John this...

July 22, 2019

Recently while competing it really occurred to me how focused I need to be. In the past I have envied those who look so relaxed and carefree, and I have tried to embody a more ‘laissez-faire’ sort of attitude, however for me I seem to ride worse and make more silly err...

April 21, 2019

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty good, things have been going well for me at the shows, like I have a plan, so I think this is the best time to give my future self some advice.

Dear Holly,

When you are feeling down, here are a few things to remember:

  1. This feeling won’t...

February 22, 2019

I was invited to a friend’s pool the other day and while I was getting ready I was noticing all the things I don’t like about my body. I won’t list them here but I know everyone has a list for themselves. And then like magic my favourite song came on - ‘Everyone is fre...

February 6, 2019

Heading into the next show season, I always get feeling a little nervous. But this year was a little extra.

I got questioning my abilities a lot and it dawned on me, confidence doesn’t just come to you when you need it. Confidence always starts with a choice.

So I went t...

January 25, 2019

When you lose a loved one no matter how expected it always seems too soon…this is how I felt when we recently lost my grandmother. Although she was old and not doing well it still came as a shock to me…but then to lose another member of our family so suddenly only a we...

November 27, 2018

We have all heard the old saying, “You lose more than you win”.

American rider Kent Farrington has recently been #1 in the world and even he estimates he only wins about 10% of the time.

So we must choose, as in wedding vows, to be here in the good times and the bad – we...

November 15, 2018

I always balked at the idea of pushing myself too hard (or having someone push me harder) because I always associated it with the feelings of not being strong enough, and fear of failure. I have come to a new realization, however, that to be the person that pushes them...

November 7, 2018

I was listening to a song from the 90’s the other day – ‘Everybody is free to wear sunscreen’ – and I noticed the line, “Enjoy your body, use it every way you can; don’t be afraid of it or what other people think: it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.” So true,...

October 31, 2018

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with anxiety about making all the right decisions? Decisions for your horse or for your riding career or maybe something else? Me too!

My friend gave me this really great nugget of wisdom this summer… ready?You don’t have to make all the dec...

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