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 – 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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