Yay you on taking that step of kicking your fear in the backside. You're one more step closer to getting what you had back again, and I applaud you on that. I think you are an excellent rider and all of your advice proves VERY helpful to me. Just keep going and have faith in yourself and Nelson!
Thank you! You are very kind and I greatly appreciate your kind and encouraging words :) I guess I don't see what you see though, but I know that we are always harder on ourselves and we are our own worst critics.
You'll have to watch the vids of our first Event in the Eventing Section. We rode our Stadium Phase with no fear! ROAR! Lol
Congrats! I'm so happy for you! You two make such a wonderful pair =] And I had to laugh at your dog, mine does the exact same thing...good thing our horses don't mind, eh?
Thank you! I love Nelson so much! It was love at first sight :) Nelson and I have been a team for 3 years now, he's my best buddy and my superhero! Can you believe he's 21?
The dog - lol. It's funny, because Nelson is a seasoned Fox Hunter as well, and he doesn't even get phased by the dogs at all.
We board at a hunter/jumper barn and it cracks me up when other riders who wont even venture out of the area, get all stiff, nervous and tense when the dogs are running around *there are quite a few dogs that are at the barn on a daily basis, that my 2 will play with when I ride*.
Their horses aren't even phased by the dogs, but the riders esculate the situation because they are making it bigger than what it really is, in their minds. I ride a horse for a friend, who is a nutter, and I'll allow my dogs to run around while I am on him. I find that if I remain focused on our ride and not our surroundings, he will too.