Here we are, at the end of all things – or, at least, at the final Friday video of 2017. As the end of year looms, I like to spend some time reflection on the lessons learned throughout the previous 365 days – the things that went right, the things that went spectacularly wrong, what I can learn from and improve upon ready for a new year and a new start.
Sometimes, though, all that introspection gets a little bit boring (or a little bit frightening, frankly), and I find myself in need of a bit of a kick up the backside to get myself fired up to dive into 2018 with all guns blazing. In these times of need, I turn to one man: the O.G. of eventing, Sir Mark “This Wasn’t Hard Enough” Todd.
In honour of all the bad-assery I know you’re all going to exhibit in 2018, here’s my favourite flashback of them all: our hero, the lanky Kiwi knight (shining armour optional), taking on the baddest of Badders with one stirrup. Actually. Insane.
Catch you on the flip side, EN, with a glass of champagne in each fist and a party hat on your disappointed horse. May 2018 be the year you get the perfect stride to your own personal Vicarage Vee and always kick on to the last, no matter how many seemingly essential bits of tack are taken away from you along the way. You’ve got this, gang.