What will your stablemates say if you avoid riding your horse?
Being afraid of your horse is not something you show off in a stable! If you are afraid of your horse, why are you still doing it then, is the question.
I don’t need to ride you say, I like to work my horse from the ground, but deep down there sits a little figure, telling you that’s not entirely true. I’m not going to single everyone out, but the ones I’ve helped with their confidence have said afterwards that they’ve missed riding a lot.
I have noticed it on many people that it is not legal to be afraid when it comes to riding. I had an ad out in an English group and a man made very disparaging comments that you could also get help with everything today and you shouldn’t deal with horses if you are scared.
Most of the time I don’t answer such things, because it’s impossible to explain. I can only take myself as an example!
My whole life has been about horses. I have been a saddler, breeder, stallion keeper and horse trader. How is it that all of a sudden in the middle of it all I felt a lump in my stomach at the same time that most of all I wished it wasn’t like that. Horses were my whole identity. Who was I without horses? I still couldn’t get over being terrified and it took me years to get back to really enjoying riding again.
For those who haven’t tried it, don’t know what they’re talking about.
My mission is to help as many as possible back on the horse and even if you have been scared off the ground, because that happens too.
So please spread this text, so those who need help can get it and join our group where we help and support each other: