First Ride on a Young Green Horse - FearLESS Friday Throwback

First Ride on a Young Green Horse

Hey Riding Superstars! Today we have one of our most popular FearLESS Friday TV Throwback! First Ride on a Young Green Horse.

We’ve had so much feedback of people enjoying seeing a horse being ridden for the first time so we thought we’d show you our little man.

This is only his second ride, we don’t know what he’s going to do. I don’t know what he’s going to do, Julie doesn’t know what he’s going to do. So Julie has to make sure as the rider that she’s not freaking out going, “but what if he bucks through his bolts and takes off?” He could do all of those things. We’re okay with him doing all of those things.

 

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To Your Success,

Natasha Althoff

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Hey FearLESS Superstars, welcome to FearLESS Friday. We’re really lucky because we’ve got Julie and Rob. So this is the very next ride that we did on Rob. We’ve had so much feedback of people enjoying seeing a horse being ridden for the first time so we thought we’d show you our little man. And basically I’m still remembering that this is a FearLESS Friday episode so this is showing the leader you have to be and how you have to put your emotions aside. This is only his second ride, we don’t know what he’s going to do. I don’t know what he’s going to do, Julie doesn’t know what he’s going to do. So Julie has to make sure as the rider that she’s not freaking out going, “but what if he bucks through his bolts and takes off?” He could do all of those things. We’re okay with him doing all of those things.

And you can see even now he’s like, “who am I speaking to? Who should I listen to? The person on my back or the person lunging me?” And when I’m getting them used to a rider’s weight, I say to the rider, “you don’t do anything and I do all the work”. So we’re does making sure that he knows, yes there’s a weight on you, but you’ve been lunged before and you know to just listen and pay attention to us. And Julie’s doing a great job of being aware that something could happen. And now we’ve asked for trot. And she’s just going with the horse and going, yep, if he goes into canter, she’ll handle it. If he stops and rears, she’ll handle it. If he broncs and bucks and does something, then he’ll handle it. You can see there, we just had a bit of a turning issue. And then I’m using my whip and I’m using my whip so he knows, oh, I’ve got to stay trotting.

Now we don’t know what his reaction to that whip is going to be. His trot’s all over the place, he’s trying to figure out his balance. But the main thing is Julie is staying focused on, I’m trotting and I’m going around a circle. I’m trotting and I’m going around in a circle. So it’s really important if you’ve got fear going on for you that you don’t let it, it’s so easy to say, don’t let it affect your ride. But you really need to develop the skills to separate emotion from your life. You need to. I love emotion, I’m emotional all the time and I’m constantly forcing myself and trying to make myself better in being able to segment emotion. When I’m scared riding a horse, I don’t, that’s not the time for me to feel emotion. I can feel it after or I can feel it, why would I feel it before? Because that would just stress me out.

But yeah, you’ve got to develop the skills to dissociate emotion from behavior. So if you need help doing that, I do have a FearLESS Riding program. It is $1 for the first month because I understand that not everyone’s ready for the kind of program that I deliver on FearLESS Riding because it requires you to dig deep and be better. But it’s so beautiful. We’ve got a Facebook community for the members and the amount of members that are just breaking all the rules. They’re cantering, they’re laughing, they’re having fun, they’re going, “I cannot believe this is who I am.” And I am just so thrilled to be able to partner their journeys with them and to support them and help them and to give them the tools that they needed to break free from their riding fears and to enjoy their riding.

So if you’re interested in that program, check out fearlessridingsuccess.com. Remember, it’s only a dollar so if you don’t like it, just cancel it anytime and say, “I don’t like it” and we’ll cancel it. But if you’re going to be like all the rest of them and starting to canter and starting to enjoy your riding, that’s my big wish for you, for you to be able to enjoy your riding. So have a great week, trust you enjoyed seeing him and I’ll see you next week. Bye.

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