i totally freak out!
At home when I ride the show mare Margie, we do awsome. My trainer even occasionally says that he couldnt make her look any better himself, & he is DEF not one to just give out copliments. We can go the entire ride without messing up at all -everything is perfect. Im not just saying that...sometimes I don't get bawled out for an entire lesson! =]. But as soon as we get to a show, I FREAK OUT. Its not that I get nervous & Im scared of messing up, but once I get in the ring, I panick. I am totally miserable & can not wait to hear them say "please line your horses up & adress the ringmaster". Its just not fun for me at all. Most of the time I have a chance to ride in the ring before the show starts so I know its not that Im not used to the ring, its just, idk how to explain it. When I panick I get all tense & my hands sweat which results in my hands slipping back on the reigns, margie getting her head,breaking gait or just flying around the ring.
Sorry for the novel, but is there anyway I can fix this?