Calming HELP!!! ~PICS ADDED~

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    So, our parade is on saturday, and I am SUPER nervous. How can I calm BOTH me AND my horse down?



    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2010
  2. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Remember to breathe

    Seriously, a lot of people when they're tense forget to breathe. In through your nose, out through your mouth.

    Just concentrate on your horse and remember to have fun

    Didya get a costume then? [​IMG]
     
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Yep, well my new trainer wanted him to be a reindeer!!! [​IMG]
    How can I keep my horse calm?
     
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Mainly by keeping yourself calm. The more nervous you get, the more nervous he'll get. Just have fun!
     
  5. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    OK!! I will!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    You & your horse need a relaxing evening at the spa. [​IMG]
     
  7. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
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    HaHa!!
     
  8. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    We want pictures! [​IMG]
     
  9. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    A great idea is to get a relaxing picture in your mind. Take a visualized ride. Imagine you are riding through a beautiful field and your horse is relaxed and imagine just how it would feel in every single way - how he would turn, stop, etc...then imagine you turn down the street for the parade, meet with all your friends riding alongside you, and imagine how calm and alert and obedient your horse is. Relax the muscles in your body and let out a deep breath as you do this...imagine every detail, the streets, everything.

    Many athletes do this - they imagine their best ski run down an hill, for example. Some of them are so good at this, they can 'imagine' their way through a downhill ski run so well, 'doing' each gate on a certain hill, doing each turn, that the coach can time them doing an imaginary run, and it will be within hundredths of a second of the real time on that hill. They picture themselves having a faster run many times, and then they do it!
     
  10. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Quote:We havent done the parade yet!! [​IMG]
     

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