I have been there and done that when it comes to horses. I remember being able to communicate so freely and effortlessly with the horses I was around. I was FEARLESS! How do you lose this? Where does it go? Can you get that feeling back?
This has been my problem for that past 3 years. I used to train horses and rode some really "fun" ones, but one day it was like I realized how dangerous they could be and how badly I could be hurt. I have a 3 year old now that I am working with. She is a beauty and I have had her since the day she foaled. My passion for horses has NEVER been stronger!
I have been able to ride her however; my fear is dictating our progress.
When she is ridden by the professionals or more confident riders she is Perfect. When I get on my fear takes over and she starts to act up....Stubbornness, Rearing. Needless to say the rearing is not helping the fear issue.
Here comes the insight! Are you ready?
I am not alone! I have a friend that has some confidence issues too. We have become each others security blankets. LOL It is really GREAT! We have been able to encourage each other to push ourselves and our horses. We have been able to use our former talents and confidence to improve our horsemanship. It is amazing!
Our confidence is improving and we are becoming even better friends!
The passion for horses can overcome any Fears!