Today I would like to feature a website with a lot of good information and tools for a rider learning to overcome fear in riding. The site is called Positively Riding. It has many articles about a lot of tools I already have discussed: clicker training, daily affirmations, and goal setting. This site also has a place to meet and talk to other people with fear riding issues and learn from their experiences. These tools, plus many more, make this a great resource for anyone trying to get back in the saddle or further their progress in the saddle.
I think another step I am going to try is equestrian hypnotherapy. Basically this is a bit like doing visualization only someone else is talking to you telling your brain how to feel in situations. That might be a rather simplistic definition, but the technique has been used by many sports professionals to really be on their game. Not to mention for weight loss, pain management, and to stop smoking.
I'll let you know how it goes!