These riding mums from Hyderabad are setting a good example

Published: updated on – 10:51 p.m., Sat – 7 May 22

(LR) Rekha John, Padma G

Hyderabad: It is undeniable that being a mother is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. From holding hands to leading the way, every other step taken as a mother is bound to influence a child’s life.

As being a mother is a tedious task to say the least, we often see women compromising on their passions or hobbies for the best interest of their children. On the other hand, there are women who not only go ahead and pursue passions, but also exercise their role as mothers.

On this Mother’s Day, let us introduce you to two of these go-getter moms who are setting a good example for their children and other moms by following their passion: horseback riding!

John Rekha

Banker, mother of a 16-year-old and motorcyclist who rides a Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, Rekha John (45), says it was her curiosity that drove her to ride when it was freedom that she acquired while rolling that made her carry on.

Talking about following her passions while wearing a mother’s hat, Rekha tells new moms that “as women, we go through different phases of life…from being single and being able to go on rides in solo, being married and having children, we face certain challenges, but again, we must overcome them with strong self-confidence to pursue our passions. We must make the choices that make us most fear.

As a mother, she says she has a lot of influence in her son’s life. “My son has accompanied me on many rides. He is into horse riding and pushes me to go horse riding if I don’t for a while,” she says, adding that she teaches her son the importance of discipline at horse and in life.

Emphasizing the importance of family support, she believes that as long as there is family support, following any passion will become easier for women, especially those who are passionate about things that are not. considered “for women”.

Padma G.

A mother of two young girls, Padma G took up horse riding to prove to people that nothing can stop her or any other woman from pursuing her passions.

A financial consultant by profession, Padma says her constituency started a year ago as an ego and a challenge, but it quickly gave her a new perspective. “Driving my Meteor 350 gave me clarity; I began to identify as a calmer, more peaceful person as it gave me the freedom no one else could.

She says riding a motorcycle teaches her daughters that the journey is more important than the destination. “I want to set a good example in their lives and tell them how important it is to enjoy the journey and not worry about the destination,” she says.

In a suggestion for mums who want to ride motorbikes, Padma says: “There will always be people to discourage, doubt and comment on, but you have to follow your instincts and follow your passion.”

“As a mother, the responsibility of family is always there. Thinking about family and stressing over taking on full responsibility while doing other things will mess up priorities, and this should be avoided in order to pursue one’s passions,” she adds.

Earnest L. Veasey