I've been struggling with cantering on my horse. I am nearly fearless on other horses! Kelty's canter is fast and uncollected (working on it, will post video in critique section soon) and my trainer has been working with him on it. It is seeing progress, and he's not a bucker. However, when I get on him to canter, I am petrified, and I've only been doing it on the line! It's so irritating, and it really affects my posture and EVERYTHING. I am afraid of falling, afraid of the dissappointment of falling, afraid of being a crummy rider, and afraid of the affect falling would have on his training (he gets very distressed and anxious after a fall in the gait I fell off)
Anyways, it's crippling. I've been watching YouTube videos of the canter, good and bad, to try and work through the fear.
What I wanna know is: how do you cope with fear? What works for you?
Thank you horse forum!
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