All I can say is holy hell, if you're into podcasts, download it quick! They released all seven episodes at once, so you don't even have to wait to catch the next one.
This is related to horses; I swear.
Another podcast that I listen to is the TED Radio Hour. That podcast is based on the TED talks. The topics range greatly, but they tend to focus on ideas that make the world a better place. In a recent episode, "Decisions, Decisions, Decisions," the TED speakers explored how we make decisions. During the episode, there was one particular speaker who was so intriguing that I replayed her segment at least three times.
So what does this have to do with horses? A lot actually. Every single day, we are faced with decisions about our horses: feed, medical procedures, training practices, showing, supplements, farriers, and on and on. Rather than agonizing over which choice to make, I've been stopping and asking myself if this is one of those times when the choices are on a par. If yes, I look at the choices, and instruct myself to just pick. And once the choice is made, I stick with it and refuse to second guess myself.
You know what? It's working! I have been able to minimize a ton of stress by simply making the decision and moving forward. That speaker was right: the choices I am agonizing over don't really matter. In most of the cases, both scenarios will go how they're going to go, and neither will ultimately be better than the other. Just different.
I am okay with different.