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post #21 of 25 Old 11-16-2011, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I know I'm not alone! I think what worries me is that my horse is green but can w/t/c on command an stops on a dime. I'm just a huge baby and I hate being held bck

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post #22 of 25 Old 11-16-2011, 11:31 PM
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Heck yes! Honestly, I worry more about those who have zero fear, than those who have a respectful fear. Horses are big animals, and can seriously hurt people.

I look at my fear in a positive light. I always take a few moments to take some deep breaths, and examine the situation. Why am I afraid? If it is simply my own mind running off with me, then I ignore it, and focus on a specific task. I focus on making my horse do one thing really well, which gives me confidence. In these situations, I always push through my fear, and try not to let it guide my actions. I also expect my horse to handle it just as he would any other situation, he still needs to listen. I almost look at it as "my horse needs me so I can't be afraid."

If the fear is justified (such as a strange dog running at my horse, or a crisis) I consider it motivation for change, and the adrenaline helps me think and act in the correct way. Either way, it is motivation.

Another thing I do to help myself is SMILE! I remind myself why I enjoy this hobby and just let the sunshine hit my face, and enjoy the bonding with my horse.

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post #23 of 25 Old 11-17-2011, 02:02 PM
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I know exactly how you feel. Granted I don't have a horse and I don't get to ride that much. But my fear is all in my head. My fear is my distrust in myself. That I don't trust myself to stay on or that I'll fall off. My trainer has tried to beat into my head (lol not for real) that its all in my lack of confidence. I always freak myself out before a lesson.. But then 45 mins later when I'm all done.. I think back... Gosh why was I . scared? What was I thinking?! But I think that'll all change in time. And you will find your confidence and your niche somehow! Good luck :)
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post #24 of 25 Old 11-19-2011, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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So yesterday I rode moose and he spooked and took off with me :( *sigh*
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post #25 of 25 Old 11-19-2011, 09:07 AM
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My coach says i should have more of a fear when it comes with some things with riding. I dont seem to get nervous or scared when im put in a sutiation or when im handling a spooked horse or one miss behaving. I dont have a fear of falling which is probely what helps me alot. The nly time i get scared and nervous is when my horse is in danger or in a bad situation but then again i still stay calm for them. I dont get stress easely and i started young and green horses so im probely just used to it and my horse is a pretty good hand fulll lol but as soon as you learn that staying clam and handling your horse in the best way for them there's really no problem :)

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