Show Today: UPHA 8, Cleveland TN

Last year with Alvin. Sandra Hall photography. Used with permission.

Last year with Alvin.
Sandra Hall photography. Used with permission.

At my last show [Rocking S], I sent this tweet:

Bad brain. Stop that!

The first recommendation from Confident Rider: Five things not to say to a nervous rider – and how to help instead is:

Remind me of all the reasons I love horses and riding.

I tried this while I sat on Bingo and melted in the heat.

What do I like?
I like to ride.
I like to show.
Just by trotting in the gate, I am getting a chance to do two things that I like.
Concentrate on that.

Ribbons are a retrospective event. They color the experience but they cannot change it.

Even with the error in my second class (wrong lead – totally rider error), I still had the chance to make that error ON a horse IN a show ring. Two places I like to be.

We shall see if it works again today.

Categories: Horses

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