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.


Which ‘You’s are you carrying around with you?

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 free to wear sunscreen’. And if you haven’t heard it, listen to it… NOW! The line, “Use your body every way you can, don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think; it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own,” struck me hard. Here’s the thing: if you can imagine yourself all grown up,what would that version of You say to the now You? And when you were a kid, what would that You say to you now? The old one would say, “Who care

Confidence is a choice

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 to the show and I chose to be confident. I chose that every jump I went to I would ride with a little grit and a belief that I would keep my leg on and see something useful and ride positively. And it worked. The more I believed, the more I got in the groove. The more my horse started to feel like himself, the more I started to enjoy it. I read in Daniel Coyle’s (no not the show jumper) ‘Little Book of Talent’ that grit is a m

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