How Do You Know If You Should Get On A Young Horse? | FearLESS Friday Throwback

How Do You Know If You Should Get On A Young Horse?

Hey Riding Superstars! Today we have one of our most popular FearLESS Friday TV Throwback! How Do You Know If You Should Get On A Young Horse?

I’m always talking about you’ve got to be brave and you’ve got to be this, but you’ve also got to be smart. This horse is known to throw people off. So should I get on it, or am I scared to get on it? Well actually I am scared to get on it, because I’ve got a 99% chance of him throwing me off.

So on a horse like that that is known to do something, he needs to go to it. So he’s been booked in to go see a breaker again, and to get that behavior out of him. So I know when he comes back, that I can get on him. Now will I be scared to get on him? Absolutely not.

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To Your Success,

Natasha Althoff

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Hey, FearLESS Superstars. Today, I’m going to answer the question, how do you know if you should get on a young horse? So this is Red, he is 18 hands, and beautiful, and big. And he’s been in and out of work. He got broken in, and then he’s been out of work, and then we kind of put him in work again, and then we brought him out. Because he’s very, very big, and very, very gumby. He doesn’t quite know how to control his body and what to do with his body. And he’s also developed a little bit of a bucking decision, haven’t you? Which is all fun and fabulous. And I thought for FearLESS Superstars, I’m always talking about you’ve got to be brave and you’ve got to be this, but you’ve also got to be smart. This horse is known to throw people off. So should I get on it, or am I scared to get on it? Well actually I am scared to get on it, because I’ve got a 99% chance of him throwing me off.

I’m a mother of two kids. I work a lot. I’ve got a lot of different responsibilities, and I can’t afford to have another injury that means that I might not be able to ride my other horses. So on a horse like that that is known to do something, he needs to go to it. So he’s been booked in to go see a breaker again, and to get that behavior out of him. So I know when he comes back, that I can get on him. Now will I be scared to get on him? Absolutely not. What, do I smell good? Obviously. When he comes back, I’m going to make sure that that behavior is not there. Could the behavior come back? Absolutely. Can it come back with any horse? Absolutely. So I just wanted to make that distinction between don’t be stupid brave. If the horse is known to do something, you probably need to seek out help, which is what I’m doing. And when the horse has been shown that it’s been trained to not do that, then you’ve got to use all your NLP techniques to make sure you’re not scared.

I must smell beautiful. Is that all the horse sweat from all the others? Is it yummy? Smells good. But he’s a lovely horse. Look at him. He’s black, four white socks. He’s the dream. I absolutely adore him, and I can’t wait to work with him and get get him really amazing, because he is a really amazing horse. Can you say bye to everyone? Bye-bye. If you like today’s episode, 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. And I’ve created a free 30 day overcoming fear training package for you. All you 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 writing again. And remember, be fearless.

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