My anxiety around competition was never really just about competition. It was a fear of the unknown, of lack of control, of new things. It started when I was a small child and if I was anxious about something I would feel sick and nervous. Things like exams, trying new things, bus trips. Over timeContinue reading “Competition nerves and Winning Against Worrying”
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Hail To The Bystander
Hail to the bystanders Always waiting to say You shouldn’t be riding Your horse in that way Always ready with advice When you fall to the ground Although their only riding experience Is reading horse and hound
Getting A Second Chance
Last Spring I was helping my partner to sell a horse. It was a horse that I referred to as ‘that idiot cob’ having seen him cart himself full speed around the arena with riders on more than one occasion. My partner had bought him as a four year old from a dealer at aContinue reading “Getting A Second Chance”
Psychological Reality of a Showjumping Lesson
Oh no, poles, not the poles! Relax for god’s sake, they are poles what’s the worst that can happen? Kill me now, I can’t even get over pole with a bit of grace and elegance.