1. You still have tack you bought from the Kauffman or Millers catalogues.
2. You remember about the Forward Seat.
3. You refuse to ride your horse behind the bit (and you know what this means and why it is bad.)
4. You remember the time before the "miracles of modern medicine" when horses were allowed time to recover from injuries and illnesses (we had no choice.)
5. You remember rarely feeding alfalfa in any form, reserving it for horses that needed a "pick me up".
6. You remember being limited in bit choice to a few snaffles, curbs and pelhams, nothing fancy.
7. You remember when dressage riders were almost as rare as hen's teeth.
All your coaches are 20 years younger than you, the more experienced ones 10.
All the stretching you do gets you no closer to mounting off the ground.
You remind yourself that you should have started riding a lifetime ago.