Get the Most Out of Training
Preparing will give you confidence in knowing your and your horse’s abilities and inabilities. Recognizing and accounting for inabilities is particularly important. Understanding that, even with all the right preparation, performances can have different results; experience will come and bring with it better preparation, better understanding, better outcomes.
Running a pattern may bring out fear for some and that’s OK. Emotions help us learn more. Use each time you ride your horse, in the practice arenas, on the trails, at shows, take mental notes (or physical notes – get a notepad). Learn from each experience. Don’t hide from problems that arise with your horse. I made a quick video post about this on our media accounts that you can reference.