Feeling confident but not looking confident?
I have been riding for right around ten years now, although I've never had lessons.
Today I was at the barn riding. Afterward when I was grooming Sunny and about to turn her out, the BO's husband said, "We're going to take you on a trail ride at -place that has intense trails-." I asked why, and he said it would make me a more confident rider.
So now I'm feeling pretty low about myself. I feel like I'm confident rider, but I guess I don't look like I am.
The only part of my riding that I feel not confident about is my lower leg. It feels unstable a lot, and it sometimes make me brace and stiffen up.
Mentally, though, I feel confident.
I just don't know. I know the BO's husband meant absolutely no harm and had no mean intentions, but for some reason this just has me feeling a little low. I guess I'm too sensitive.
I don't really know what I'm asking here. Has anyone else been told they didn't look confident, but felt it?
Any idea what could be making me look not confident? Could it be how I stiffen up or how my lower leg is unstable?
I don't know. I know this probably doesn't make any sense. I guess I just needed to vent my confusion. Thanks for reading.
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