07-14-2011, 06:20 PM
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I have a fear that the horse I'm riding will act up in some way to mess up the class I'm in. It's happened before and my instructor was standing right there (this was last November) and we had to halt for the judge in a W/T/Halt class and I attempted to halt but in front of my instructor and the horse would not stand still as my instructor tells me "the judge is looking right at you!" needless to say, I did not place in that class >.< I was so embarrassed!
I'm also afraid I'm going to forget something, like part of my clothes or something.
I get nervous about remembering courses. A few years ago when I had to remember the simplest course, I couldn't do it and get nervous, so I told my instructor I couldn't do the class and she pulled me out. She then put me in a class where I only had to do crossrails on the outside line!
See I don't really think I get nervous at shows, just a bit nervous for little things, like remembering the simplest course, or fear of leaving something behind (although I never have because I check things 10x before leaving my house!), etc. I get nervous leading up to the show day, but once I'm on the horse's back I feel so relaxed and calm. I think my nerves are more of like "excited and antsy" nerves.