I have diagnosed anxiety and it seems to hit me really bad before jumping lessons. It's not even the jumping part that bothers me I don't think. I think it has to do with the fact that the horse I jump is really fresh almost all the time.
It's not that I can't handle him, because my instructor says we work really well together, it's just that I get so nervous before lessons that I feel really panicked.
Once I get on it's usually perfectly fine. I'm just wondering if anyone else gets anxiety before lessons. Also if anyone knows any tips for calming and correcting a horse that bolts. He does it a lot and I often have to use a pulley-rein to get him back under control, but even then he gets really worked up.
He's a thoroughbred/hanoverian, so it's probably the thorougbred in him that makes him get more and more hyper as the lesson goes on. I just want to feel more in control when riding, therefore maybe I won't get so nervous beforehand.
If anyone can help, I greatly appreciate it. :)