The elephant in the room


There’s something in the horse world that doesn’t much get talked about.

That big grey beast…

With the massive trunk…

Yep – the elephant.

And the elephant comes down to this brutal question that only you can answer…

Truth be told – not everyone is willing to answer it.

Because not everyone is willing to be honest with themselves.

But for those who are…

And for those who aren’t yet where they want to be with their horse…

This is the question I want you to really think about…

Do you lack knowledge – or do you lack commitment?

Let me say it again…

Do you lack knowledge – or do you lack commitment?

Because here’s the thing…

There’s a lot of “information collectors” out there.

They read books…

Buy courses…

Attend seminars…

They immerse themselves in “How To’s”.

All things that I’ve done as well, and I’m not saying there is anything wrong with this as it is necessary to learn.


There’s more to it than just collecting information.

“How To’s” won’t get you anywhere without the “Have To’s”.

You can have a head full of info…

…but without a commitment to putting that info into action it’s about as useful as the Easter Frog.

You must be willing to look at yourself and honestly answer…

“Do I already know what I need to know…and am just not doing it…or do I genuinely not know what I need to do?”.

In other words…

“Do I need more information, or do I need to commit to acting on the information I already know?”

Or maybe both.

Here’s an example…

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For years I’ve wanted to lose weight.

I wanted the sleek, toned body I had when I was 24. Wishful thinking.

I bought course after course…read book after book…even ended up hiring a trainer at the gym to design a workout regimen for me.

But I never lifted a weight.

I was missing a rather important vital component to losing weight.

Quite simply I just wasn’t committed – yet I lied to myself and said it was because I didn’t quite yet know “enough”, or that my trainer just wasn’t right for me.

Bollocks! (make sure you say it with an English accent. It’s more fun.)

I was just being lazy and finding any excuse not to commit to doing what I needed in order to get the results I wanted.


“Where are you with your horse and where do you want to be?”

I want you to be honest with yourself, you’re answering this for anyone’s benefit other than your own.

Oh, and for your horse too.

Because at the end of the day, it’s you and your horse who will reap the rewards or pay the price.

But I really do want to help you and your horse reach your goals.

So, ask yourself…

Do I not know what to do – or have I just not been committed to implement what I already know?

Be honest with yourself.

If the answer is that you haven’t been committed, that’s ok, because we can change that!

If the answer is that you genuinely don’t know enough and want to collect more information, that’s ok, because I can help you there too!

You can’t change things when you’re not honest with yourself though.

I’ll leave you with that today.

Something to think about and really take some time pondering.

If you would like to take me up on my gift of a 30-minute “Talk with Teddie” call to discuss any questions you may have about your horse, you can do that by clicking the link below.

And if you are interested in gathering more information and/or making a commitment to putting your current information into action, I would be glad to help you there too.

I always love to hear your thoughts, so please share in the Comments section below.

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