How to get over your fear of cantering

2021-02-14T12:35:32+00:00

How to overcome a fear of cantering your horse For some riders cantering their horse can be pretty nerve-wracking. It can cause much stress and anxiety at just the thought of your horse changing pace from a trot to a canter. This mindset can be frustrating for riders and can often hold them back from achieving their true potential and progressing. So, why do some riders struggle with cantering? There are a few key reasons why some riders may struggle with cantering. This is usually a combination of ability and mindset. Some of the most common reasons for struggling [...]

How to get over your fear of cantering2021-02-14T12:35:32+00:00

How to deal with a spooky horse when schooling in an arena

2021-02-08T08:17:04+00:00

How to deal with a spooky horse when schooling in an arena When a horse spooks it is fair to say that is not a fun experience for most riders. It can catch you completely off guard at the best of times and leave you feeling rather vulnerable in the saddle. This is particularly true if this type of behaviour leaves you feeling nervous or anxious. Most horses will spook at one time or another whether that be a small shy away from something or a big showy song and dance. All horses react differently when spooking and this [...]

How to deal with a spooky horse when schooling in an arena2021-02-08T08:17:04+00:00

What to do if you’re scared to jump your horse

2021-01-22T08:16:22+00:00

What to do if you’re scared to jump your horse Jumping your horse can be exhilarating and loads of fun however many riders are scared to jump their horses. It is more common than you may think and even the most competent of riders can often be nervous about leaving the ground. Navigating jumps adds a physical element into the mix which does not always sit right with some riders and can cause fear and anxiety at just the thought of it. A scared or nervous rider does not always bring out the best in their horse and can [...]

What to do if you’re scared to jump your horse2021-01-22T08:16:22+00:00

How to overcome competition nerves when riding your horse

2021-01-07T11:35:44+00:00

How to overcome competition nerves when riding your horse Many riders struggle with competition nerves, whether they are just starting out or are experienced competitors. You may attend competitions and compare yourself to other riders competing who look cool, calm, and collected but often what you see on the surface is not necessarily the true picture. Competition nerves can be debilitating, at best prevent riders from achieving peak performance, and at worst end in falls or eliminations. It can be so frustrating when you are able to feel so relaxed and comfortable riding in the comfort of [...]

How to overcome competition nerves when riding your horse2021-01-07T11:35:44+00:00

8 Top Tips for Nervous Horse Riders

2021-01-07T11:38:27+00:00

8 Top Tips for Nervous Horse Riders Every rider feels nervous from time to time. It is all part and parcel of taking part in a sport where your partner just happens to be 10 times your size, with an unpredictable mind of their own. Most non-horsey people think we are mad and there have been certain odd occasions where I have questioned the reality of riding myself. Our nerves can kick in at any given time which is especially true when stretching out of our comfort zone.  Feeling nervous occasionally is no bad thing since it [...]

8 Top Tips for Nervous Horse Riders2021-01-07T11:38:27+00:00

11 Ways to get more confident when hacking out with your horse

2021-01-05T10:15:58+00:00

11 Ways to get more confident when hacking out with your horse So many riders are nervous about hacking their horses out. There is an element of unpredictability which makes many riders worry about what might happen.  There are so many possibilities and surprises that can occur out on a hack that it is no wonder many riders find the prospect quite daunting. There are many reasons why horse riders can find hacking a scary prospect: Road Routes - too many moving vehicles, inconsiderate drivers, shiny slippy concrete Off-road routes or hacking alone - what if an [...]

11 Ways to get more confident when hacking out with your horse2021-01-05T10:15:58+00:00

9 Ways to get your riding confidence back after falling off your horse

2020-12-28T20:12:30+00:00

9 Ways to get your riding confidence back after falling off your horse Falling from a horse can be a scary experience and can often change the way we feel about our riding in the blink of an eye. Injuries are common from falls and it is true to say that physically we can potentially do a lot of damage from hitting the deck. Injuries from the incident more often than not heal with time and care, but the experience can stay with us for a long time after the event. One of [...]

9 Ways to get your riding confidence back after falling off your horse2020-12-28T20:12:30+00:00

15 Ways to get your confidence back when riding your horse

2020-12-28T20:16:44+00:00

15 Ways to get your confidence back when riding your horse If you’ve lost your riding confidence, here are my top tips to help you get back on your horse, and feel more positive and confident. Start where you are right now Forget about comparing what you used to be able to do, or what you think you ‘should’ be able to do. Accept that you are not feeling as confident as you would like, and commit to doing something about it. Decide what you want to do What is your goal? What do [...]

15 Ways to get your confidence back when riding your horse2020-12-28T20:16:44+00:00

The Perfect Rider

2020-10-21T13:47:26+01:00

Looks can be deceiving! As horse riders, we often consume a lot of our time and thoughts comparing ourselves to that of other riders. It is fair to say that we have all at some point come across what we would determine in our heads as the ‘perfect rider’. Maybe it’s the way that the ‘perfect rider’ looks that makes you feel so envious. You’re pretty sure in your own head that you don’t look that way when you ride yourself. This makes you lose confidence. It could be the way in which the ‘perfect rider’ breezes around the arena [...]

The Perfect Rider2020-10-21T13:47:26+01:00

How far have you come?

2020-05-16T14:22:05+01:00

How often do you actually look back and see how far you have come? It’s really easy to get lost in the noise and lose perspective on your journey towards confidence. Start keeping a log/diary/journal of your achievements, so that you can reflect on all the hard work, commitment and positive progress you have made over time. It could be over a week, month or years.   Your starting point is not important, it’s the process you follow, and the progress you make which matters.   Start creating your story, and use it to boost your confidence.  Come and join my Crack the Confidence [...]

How far have you come?2020-05-16T14:22:05+01:00
Go to Top