Sneak Peak! Character of Confidence

Hey Riding Superstars! Today we have one of our most popular FearLESS Friday TV Throwback! Sneak Peak! Character of Confidence.

So when I think of characters, I think of who I am as a riders and I am a patient, calm, joyful rider. But the big word there is patient. I am very, very insanely annoyingly patient, when I ride a horse. Was I that 10 years ago? No, I was so not patient. My personality, if you ask me if I’m a patient person, nope, I’m not a patient person. I’m the most impatient person in the world. I’m not patient. I’m just not patient.

But that didn’t work when I rode a horse. That personality part of me was not useful, harmed my riding, harmed my horse, harmed my progress. So it had to go. So I had to develop a character. I had to develop a persona that had the personality traits and the characteristics that allowed me to perform at my best.

 

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Natasha Althoff

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​Okay. Character of confidence. So last month we brainstormed three riders that we wanted to be, that had the results that we wanted to have, that did what we needed to do, which meant that they were who they needed to be so they could do all of that. So now we just need to go be them. And I know you’re going, but I want to be me. I can’t be them. Yes, exactly. I don’t want you to be anyone. You should… All the quotes say, be yourself, everyone else is taken. Absolutely. But if you want to get the same results as someone, you have to do what they need to do. So you need to be them to do it. So when I teach this, a lot of people start going, Oh, this doesn’t feel right, but you’re already doing it.

So when I think of characters, I think of who I am as a riders and I am a patient, calm, joyful rider. But the big word there is patient. I am very, very insanely annoyingly patient, when I ride a horse. Was I that 10 years ago? No, I was so not patient. My personality, if you ask me if I’m a patient person, nope, I’m not a patient person. I’m the most impatient person in the world. I’m not patient. I’m just not patient.

But that didn’t work when I rode a horse. That personality part of me was not useful, harmed my riding, harmed my horse, harmed my progress. So it had to go. So I had to develop a character. I had to develop a persona that had the personality traits and the characteristics that allowed me to perform at my best.

So I literally did the exercise that you did, and I downloaded the best things from all the top riders that I thought I needed to be the best rider I could be. So some people say, oh, I wish I could ride like Anky. I wish I could ride like Isabella. I wish I could ride like Edward. Why just ride like Edward or just ride like Isabel, why don’t you ride as like all of them and then be like the ultimate best you can be. You know, if you take Isabel seat, if that’s what you admire. And Edward’s hands and Anky’s mindset or whatever it is. If you downloaded all of that, who would you be? So you can absolutely do that. I’m going to teach you how to do that, but I know people might become, but that’s not me. That’s not me either.

I’m not patient, but I need to have patience. And you may have realized, okay, you need to be fearless when you ride a horse. Now you might not be a fearless person. That’s okay. I’m not a brave person. You take me to the theme parks. You take me to a roller coaster. You take me to swimming in open water and I’m like, ooooh. I’m such a girl. I’m such a. But I also know that it’s good for me and good to be out of my comfort zone and I’ll learn something and I’ll enjoy something. So I always tend to push myself out of it, but that requires a conscious choice to do that. I’m not born brave.

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