Sometimes it’s not about getting back on that horse, but getting on one in the first place.
A creative output doesn’t have to involve traditional creative methods – it can be anything that activates the mind and serves as a from of expression.
That’s why our creative output of the month for July is account director Aurélie Barbe’s love of horseback riding.
What is your personal creative output?
In June 2020, I decided I wanted to face my fear of horses and start horseback riding lessons. Since then, I’ve gone riding once a week, and absolutely fell in love with the sport and the animals. I’ve slowly built up my confidence, first trotting, then cantering (horses run fast!!) and now I’ve graduated to jumping, which is very scary but super satisfying every time!
What do you like about it?
I love the connection with the animal. Everything you do on the horse is a communication with them. Every movement has impact and makes the difference between accomplishing a specific move, or failing miserably. It forces you to be super self-aware, but also to be in constant synch with the horse, and it’s a great workout!
How does working on this help you in the rest of your life?
I stared riding horses to challenge myself and to build my self-confidence in all areas of my life, and I truly feel like it has done that for me. Every new accomplishment on a horse has given me great pride and confidence in myself, which I think has translated into more self-confidence at work and at home. If I can get a horse to canter and jump, I can do anything!