- Only ride nice horses
Be easy on yourself. If you are not looking forward to riding, it may be because your horse is not the right one for you.
- Know your horse on the ground first
Confirm that your horse can go forward, backwards and sideways, canter on the correct lead and pop over a jump. Horses should have a basic understanding of these requirements before you ask them when you are riding
- Set Goals
Setting riding goals and realising exactly what is possible might just give you the motivation to ride
- Mindset & visualise
Once you have set your goal, visualise it. Don’t just visualise it once, visualise it every chance you get. When you first wake up, every time you have a quiet moment during the day and before you go to bed. The more your mind accepts that it will happen, the sooner it will.
- Take Little Steps &Ride More Often
Do something towards your goal every day. Just one tiny little step towards that goal is ok, as long as you are progressing forward.
- Accountability partner Regular instruction
Choose the right accountability partner. You need some-one that will hold you accountable for taking those small steps, but not one who will bully you into an unsafe situation. An understanding riding instructor is perfect.
- Surround yourself with mentors
Keep yourself in an atmosphere of learning. Listen to podcasts (‘Horse Chats’ of course), read books and watch videos. Everyone is going to have different opinion, but you will then have the information to make the right choices for you.
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