Im an intermediate rider and I used to ride at this barn that was veryyyyy serious about competing. My instructor forced me to do shows and started making me jump after my fourth week of riding. I fell off a lot at that barn and I became a very timid rider. I soon was petrified to jump so I stopped riding at that barn a year and half later... (i don't know why I didnt stop earlier)... But memories of embarassing and scary shows still linger in my mind.
I switched barns and now go to an amazing stable that made me into a very confident jumper. My instuctor was amazing in helping me overcome my fear of jumping.
However, there are shows coming up. My instructor says she knows I am ready to compete but its totally up to me. I really really want to compete but im scared and I don't know why! I know im ready...i have been jumping really well and practicing as much as I can. I feel like im going to collapse under the pressure. I don't know what to do!
Please help and comment!