Who here is impatient and easily frustrated? I know I am! You know how everyone says horses teach you patience? The truth is, you are forced to learn patience when around horses LOL! So yes, technically, they do.
I really get irritated when I'm riding and my horse isn't paying attention, or my legs are horrible, or something along those lines. Instead of taking a deep breath like I should, I usually get frustrated and kick or pull, so in turn my horse pays for it. That is NOT fair! I feel so terrible and get mad at myself after, but I just can't realize that WHILE I'm riding. I will never get better, be postitive or confident, if I am always impatient. It is easier to get mad instead of calm down, and my parents say it's a "decision" to be patient. What the heck is that supposed to mean?! LOL!
Any tips on learning patience and staying calm when things don't work out right away?