Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central California
This isn't too common, but with me, I buckle when someone is looking over my shoulder while I'm doing something. When all eyes are on me, I can't draw, I can't play guitar, I can't hammer a nail in.... and I'm NOT a good rider. lol I used to ditch school *kid,don't try this at home* just so I could be alone with my horse and have a good ride. I was able to bond with him without any distractions and I was able to get in the 'zone' without pressure.
Fear can either make you lose control, or it can make you focus. When people weren't around, that's when I was able to make the best of my fears. Not saying you should let her ride alone, of course! Just suggesting a possible stem.