I get that feeling sometimes, too. I feel nervous for no explainable reason. My horse gets excited and kind of hot when we go somewhere new, then I get keyed up trying to ease him down, then he gets more tense, then we're both tense... it's a mess.
Just keep trudging on and soothing your horse. You need to keep calm too, though. Sometimes I sing to myself. Anything soft or soothing, like lullabies or Bob Marley songs. The one that works best for my horse is that song from Babe, the one farmer Hoggett sings to Babe when he's sick. If you don't know it, look it up on Youtube. It's cute. :)
You and your horse both need to learn that just because you get nervous, doesn't mean you should freak out. Just give it time, take small rides at first, then work your way up. You'll get there.
"A rider who would trade partnership for obedience
will have to settle for neither."
Last edited by QuietHeartHorses; 11-29-2012 at 02:25 AM.