What helps you conquer your fear? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

What helps you conquer your fear?

This is a discussion on What helps you conquer your fear? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        05-27-2011, 11:39 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Breathing regularly and deeply.
    ...and...
    Focusing on the Little Picture. Pick some small part of the skill you're looking to develop, and use it to distract yourself when you start getting freaky.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        05-28-2011, 12:54 AM
      #12
    Super Moderator
    This is a general tactic for feeling fearful or having confidence be shaky;

    Ride with someone who is less confident than you and needs your leadership and help to be confident. YOu will rise to the need and bring up your confidence to enhance theirs.
         
        05-29-2011, 12:01 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    I don't even ride his canter offline. I get longed once a week. My instructor encourages me to do more but I just panic... And when I panic, he panics... so I've taken a hiatus to build my confidence little by little.

    I have started giving myself mean pep talks. Like "geez Clair. You will never rein if you are too afraid to even try picking up the canter. What kind of a rider are you?"

    It worked last time... I had a pretty good lounge session.

    And I work him extensively on the ground with the canter and transitions.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Horse name contest! (It's fun for you, and it helps me!) glitterhorse Horse Contests 40 04-09-2011 12:55 AM
    Helps... new horse. Just Ruthiey Horse Riding Critique 1 07-17-2010 05:48 PM
    Facebook helps a mother find her kidnapped children. Lucara General Off Topic Discussion 7 06-11-2010 04:25 PM
    Fear... >.< Wallaby Horse Riding 21 12-30-2009 10:39 AM
    helps please? xeventer17 Horse Riding 5 12-19-2009 05:47 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:11 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0