How Do You Get Back Into Riding After A Break?
It’s a learned skill. So if you know how to ride a bike after 20 years off, you’ll know how to ride a horse after 20 years off.
What I think you’re trying to ask me is you’ve developed a fear, and you need to ask yourself if the fear is logical. Because if you’re just going back into riding, and you’re going to ride a horse that’s proven to be great, what is there to fear? What is there to be worried about?
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Now, super, super, super cool question. I know when I had my baby, I obviously had a couple of weeks off. When I broke a bone in my back, I had a month off. And sometimes our brains can do these really cute things when you have a rest, that your brain suddenly thinks the situation is different from where you left it. So I can’t actually answer that question because I don’t know why there’s a problem.
Whether you think about riding a bike, if the last time you rode a bike was when you were 12, and I asked you to get on the bike when you were 30, do you need tips on how to get on the bike? Probably not. We all know that we all still know how to bike ride. It’s a learned skill. So if you know how to ride a bike after 20 years off, you’ll know how to ride a horse after 20 years off.
Now, if you ride a bike, and do a hill, and ride for two hours, you’re going to be really, really sore, if you haven’t written a bike in 20 years. Same with a horse. If you ride a horse for an hour and you haven’t ridden in 20 years, you’re going to have sore thighs, sore bums or whatever. And that’s okay, because then you’re going to keep doing it and you’re going to build the muscles and that’s all great.
What I think you’re trying to ask me is you’ve developed a fear, and you need to ask yourself if the fear is logical. Because if you’re just going back into riding, and you’re going to ride a horse that’s proven to be great, what is there to fear? What is there to be worried about? And the only thing that it seems to come back to is that you fear that you don’t have what it takes.
Being self-deprecating, and not backing ourselves and not believing in ourselves is an epidemic around the world that I want to change. So I want to say to you who asked the question, you do have what it takes, and you have got this, and everything you need is within you now.
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