“We are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with” Jim Rohn 

As horse riders, it’s essential that we surround ourselves with people who support and challenge us to be the best we can be. All too often in the horse world, I come across people who are at best negative, and at worst actively vile. People like this can erode rider’s confidence in the shortest time, if you allow them to. 

On the flip side, by connecting with people who genuinely have your best interests at heart, you will find yourself guided, supported and positively challenged to build your riding skills and your confidence. These might be good friends, yard buddies, professionals such as coaches, other riders, or mentors.  

Please don’t think you need some huge entourage like Beyonce, that’s not what I’m saying!  

But it is important to reflect on who you are engaging with, listening to and following, in real life and, dare I say it, on social media. No, it’s not all about you, but if you want to get and stay confident, then spend a little time reflecting on who you’re connecting with on a regular basis.  

If you believe that people aren’t on your wavelength, or actively make you feel less than awesome, then think about whether you need them in your life. 

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