Friday, March 19, 2010

A little video help

Here is a short 2 minute video on the reasons why some of us have difficulties getting that foot in the stirrup, or putting on the halter, or even for some, driving out to the the stable. Yeah it's not long but it is an intro and gives me a little food for thought to think about.

For me, I have both, kinds of fear. I have always been a worrier. Then I realized that falling really did hurt. As a kid, not so much, then you reach that point where after a fall you don't jump up and say, "Oh my gosh . . . did you see that?" Yeah, I have reached the point that if I fall I have to take stock. Head, well I'm still thinking so that is good. Neck, seems to move left and right. Then on down the line until you have covered all the body parts and have to sit up. Do another body scan. Then finally you actually try to stand.

I honestly got a lot of help from Jane Savoie's books for both causes of fear. But I have written about that in the past.

There are two more parts of this video series. I'll cover those in the next two days.


  1. I love Jane Savoie. She explains everything so well and had such a positive attitude that it is contagious, even in her writing.

    I think there can be a neg stigma with rider fear in some equestrian circles and I have always really resented that part of the culture. Fear is a natural function of our body and it is designed to keep us safe. These videos are really well done keep em coming!

  2. I think all of us at one time or another has second thoughts about getting on our horses. Eventually, we will all work out of it. Either with outside help or by ourselves. I give you credit for saying what you feel about fear. It's there for everyone only most won't admit it.

  3. Thanks you Chirs and Gray Horse~ I really started this blog to speak out about fear and hopefully help others dealing with the same type of issues. It has been a taboo topic in equestrian circles for a long time.

  4. That is very interesting! Thanks for sharing them. I can't wait to see the others. It's good food for thought. I thought my fear came from a time when I was thrown which at the time wasn't that bad, but now that I know the difference I think I'm the 'what if' type. Sure sounds like me lol.


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