Q&A: HOW DO I OVERCOME MY NERVES WHEN APPROACHING BIG JUMPS?
Hi Horse Pals ~
Nina has a great question along with some fun photos to share with you all. Feel free to give your advice, too!! Good luck and have fun, Nina!
Your Horse Pal, @raya
I was wondering if maybe you could give me some advice.
Tomorrow for winter horse camp we are going to be doing a jumping course and there are going to be some tall jumps and I sometimes get nervous about big jumps.
Do you have any advice for me? Thank you so much. Your the best. Write back.
Belle and I Palamino lesson horse
Hi Nina ~ I think the best advice I can give in jumping is to stay relaxed and calm into the jumps and trust your horse. When you ride with confidence, your horse feels it. Also, ride your best so your horse can do her best jumping. And reinforce her good jumping by talking to her and petting her after the course. I also like to go through the entire course in my mind and see myself jumping well before I even start the course. This way you have the course in your mind and you can let yourself focus on the riding.
Have fun at winter horse camp and let us all know how it goes!