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“Stop overthinking and just ride!” – Tips to Get Out of Your Head

You’re about to go into the canter. Your instructor has asked you to trot to the far side of the arena and then ask for canter in the corner.

Your mind races with thoughts:

What if my horse spooks at that bush…

Sometimes he really jumps into canter, I hope he doesn’t do that this time…

Which rein do I need to use again…

How far back should I put my leg…

What if he doesn’t canter right away…

I hope the other rider gets out of the way, because I don’t know if I’ll be able to steer…

What if I lose my balance…

And on and on…

Your stomach starts to feel knotted, your shoulders hunch up…

Then you hear your instructor shout, “stop overthinking this, just ask for canter in the turn!”

We’ve all been there, a skill we know can do or are at least ready to try, but our brain holds us back, analyzing every part of the scenario and sapping the fun right out of it.

How do we get past this overthinking and just get into the feel of riding?

The simple answer is to come into the present, to notice what’s happening now, so that you can react and adjust.

But this is easier said than done.

In today’s video, I’m going to share three tips for getting out of your head and riding better.

Click Below to watch: “Stop overthinking and just ride!” – Tips to Get Out of Your Head

Callie

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