Originally Posted by BooBear
This might sound silly, but this is what I do to conquer any fears I end up having (ranging from horses to roller coasters xD).
Step 1: Lie to myself.
"Pffft. So what if he takes off with me or bucks or something. I like it when he bucks. Yup. It doesn't bother me at all."
I do that too.. and I get cross with myself. I'm like "seriously... you're getting all worked up over a silly little canter? Oh wow.. grow up and deal with it. You aren't going to go anywhere being a wimp! It's not scary, suck it up!"
Yes I'm mean to myself but hey it works!