How Do I Feel Confident Getting On My Horse? | FearLESS Friday Throwback

How Do I Feel Confident Getting On My Horse?

Hey Riding Superstars! Today we have one of our most popular FearLESS Friday TV Throwback! How Do I Feel Confident Getting On My Horse?

You’re saying if you’re in 100% control that that’s when you’ll feel confident, I say you need to feel confident and that’s why you’ll have 100% control. So how to feel confident before you get on your horse.

It’s all about you. Stop thinking it’s got anything to do with your horse, that your horse is not okay with the wind or your horse is not okay with other horses, or your horse is not okay at competitions.

Your job is to trust that you can handle it. To trust that you’ve got it, and trust that you’ll be okay.

 

I’d love to hear from you how you go and what strategies you use to get your horse to improve your confidence when you ride.

Offer as much details as possible in your reply – your story might just help someone else have a breakthrough in their riding journey!

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Thank so so much for reading, watching and sharing your story!

To Your Success,

Natasha Althoff

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Hey, fearless superstars. Today we’re going to answer the question, what do you do if you don’t feel confident to even get on?

How do you feel confident getting on your horse? Most people want me to say, “Oh, okay, let’s control the environment. Let’s put you on the lunge. Let’s control the horse and make sure that he won’t do anything you don’t like or you don’t expect, and therefore you can feel confident.” I don’t play like that and I don’t think that’s ever useful because that’s fake confidence.

You’re saying if you’re in 100% control that that’s when you’ll feel confident, I say you need to feel confident and that’s why you’ll have 100% control. So how to feel confident before you get on your horse. It’s all about you. Stop thinking it’s got anything to do with your horse, that your horse is not okay with the wind or your horse is not okay with other horses, or your horse is not okay at competitions.

Your job is to trust that you can handle it. To trust that you’ve got it, and trust that you’ll be okay. And if you don’t trust yourself, and you don’t believe in yourself, that’s okay. So many people don’t trust themselves or believe in themselves, but then when I ask them to admit it, they don’t. They’re like, “No, no, no, of course, it’s fine, fine, fine.”

I find that so perplexing. Learning to trust yourself, learning to back yourself, learning that you’ve got this is a lifetime of learning. How much I trust myself and how much I back myself, and how much I say I’ve got this increases every single year based on the situations I’ve had to overcome, which has therefore built my confidence bar. So firstly, if you go, “Sh*t, yeah, I don’t trust myself. I haven’t got this. I don’t think I’ve got what it takes.”

One, that’s okay. And two, what are you going to do about it? Because it’s not going to change. If you feel that way about yourself, it will not change. And therefore your riding will not change, and therefore you won’t get to smile, and that makes me angry, because I think everyone should enjoy their riding and I think everyone should smile.

So I’d love for you to check out my 30 Days to Confidence. It really explains a lot more about what you’re doing in your brain about overcoming fear, and then obviously if you want to take it to the next level, I have a fear program that totally teaches you the situations and the scenarios and the NLP techniques you need to use to start trusting, feeling confident and backing yourself.

If you liked today’s episode, then make sure you hit the subscribe button so you never miss an episode. And remember, leave a comment on how this has helped. If you want more help around fear, I am passionate about helping all riders on the planet that have fear in their riding to overcome that fear. I’ve created a free 30 day Overcoming Fear training package for you. All you’ve got to do is go to fearlessridingsuccess.com and there’ll be a popup, fill out your name and email, and you can get access to that for your training plan to get you on the road to overcoming your fear, so you can enjoy your riding again. And remember, be fearless.

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