Hi. I’m Anne Gage of ConfidentHorsemanship.com
here with another quick tip to help you boost your confidence. Did you know your brain can
really only concentrate on one thing at a time? So, if what you’re thinking about is
all the “what if’s”; what can potentially go wrong on your ride that’s what your brain
focuses on. That there’s a potential danger and that’s why you feel nervous. So, flip
that around. Your brain loves to solve problems. So, give it a problem to solve. Instead of
thinking “what if such and such happens”, think “how can I”. How can I prevent this
from happening? What can I do to be safe? What can I do to help keep my horse calm?
Just re-phrase it into a problem and let your creative mind go to work. What you’ll end
up with is a plan. And, then you can enjoy the ride.