Riding Fear Free – Barns, Farms and Fears

Barns, Farms and Fears   All barns and farms provide different atmospheres for dealing with fear. Some equine facilities have specialties, such as western or English showing, hunter/jumper or reining and this gives structure to their operations. They are often places with high activity levels and goal-driven riders. This sort …

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Riding Fear Free – Overcome Fears with an Equine Lifestyle

Overcome Fears

Overcome Fears with an Equine Lifestyle By Laura Daley   Do not wait until you are at the barn, or preparing to mount your horse, to work on riding-related fears. Living with horses is not just a hobby it is a life style, one that can be used to help …

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Riding Fear Free – Breeding or Buying in Your Journey to Riding Fear Free

Riding Fear Free

I am not against breeding. There are many positive reasons for breeding your own perfect horse. The whole process can be a wonderful experience that leads to a lifetime partnership between you and your horse. However, when dealing with personal fears, it is much easier to overcome them with a …

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Riding Fear Free – Using Gifts as Motivation

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Using Gifts as Motivation to Push Past Fear by Laura Daly   How do you find the one thing that can keep you going even when the task seems impossible? When dealing with large-scale fears, you need an equally large reason to motivate you to continue on the journey of …

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Riding Fear Free – Using Journals as Lesson Plans

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Using Journals as Lesson Plans by Laura Daley   A journal is an important tool in the journey to riding fear free. The fearful rider’s journal can reveal their fears and provide a clearer picture of what is happening to cause them. The better a rider becomes at expressing his/her …

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Riding Fear Free – Instructing Fearful Riders

How to Instruct Fearful Riders by Laura Daly   Being an instructor of truly fearful riders takes a positive attitude, courage and self-control. Your job is to help build up the rider and show them that they can think through the fear and still control the horse and their emotions. …

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Riding Fear Free – Picturing Your Goals

Inspire Success through Writing and the Use of Photos by Laura Daly   Writing your fears and journaling about your lessons, rides and time with your horse can help you learn to ride fear free. The act of writing helps riders learn to see reality and gain control of their …

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Riding Fear Free – Dealing with Bullies

Dealing with Bullies by Laura Daly   Fearful people feel every negative and/or mean-spirited word directed at them. Even well-meaning friends can hinder progress or shatter confidence. Words that are meant to encourage actually pierce the heart of a struggling horsemen: “Take off the helmet to get rid of fear”; …

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Riding Fear Free – Start to Overcome Your Fear Today

by Laura Daly   You cannot control something if you do not know you are doing it. By becoming aware of when, how deeply, and how long you experience fear, you can begin to learn to control it. The first step is to notice when you feel anxiety while with …

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Riding Fear Free – What to Look for In an Instructor

What to Look for In an Instructor By Laura Daley   You’ve realized you need help with your fear—who should you ask? Seek advice and instruction from someone who is calm, relaxed and in control of their horse and themselves, especially during challenges and emergencies. Watch how they ride or …

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