Well, when I ride I stop breathing. I breathe normally when I'm at the walk but at the trot I slow and then cantering I hold my breathe. I think its making me tense. Miss Chatelaine (my horse) she knows when something is wrong and when I tense up due to holding my breathe, she won't canter or trot or will do a very slow version of the gait. I need help with this. Anyone got a few tips on breathing?
P.s: Usually I'm alone in the arena when I ride so there is no one to talk to. There is a radio though, maybe if I sing along to the music that'll help?