I had to laugh when I read the description. I'd be willing to bet that the majority of dressage riders are Learners.
We are drawn to learning. The process, more than the result, is what excites us. ...as in my favorite dressage saying "it's about journey." Right?
|My first dressage show -- with Starman -- 2002|
Learners are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. We love to practice what we've learned, we revel in the confidence of a skill mastered... and then we move on to the next skill. Right?
|First show on Auke -- 2005|
Learners engage in adult learning experiences like yoga or piano lessons or graduate classes .... or dressage. Right?
|After a clinic -- with Auke|
And, finally, the learner theme does not mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert (FEI rider, World Cup competitor) or that you are striving for a professional credential (although I would love to earn my USDF bronze medal).
|First show with Jackson - 2009|
I'm not sure how this plays out at work but it sure matches my personal life. Dressage, yoga, French... all serious addictions.
Show of hands. How many of you went "me too" as you read this one?