Confidence plays a massive part in your riding, this applies to literally everyone no matter what stage or level you are at. I am sure you as a reader have many tips, or go to rituals you do with your horse on or off the ground to get your confidence up! Have a read below of… Continue reading 6 Top Confidence Tips for Riders
Both Orla & I have run into problems jumping both Dante & Coco in the past. We're definitely making progress but we never stop learning when it comes to these two horses. And we can definitely say without a doubt that our confidence has been tested on a number of occasions when it came to putting these horses over a jump!
In the last year that I’ve had Coco, I’ve really found my confidence to be tested. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had plenty of experience riding young, green or difficult horses but that was long before my 2 year break from horse riding while I was in college. I knew once I got back into the swing of things I’d find my confidence again but when I started working with Coco, it definitely got knocked from time to time.
Let your horse know they are doing good, talk to them, pat them on the neck, most importantly don't over do them. I will admit I have done this and it is a pain trying to reverse!