Quiet the alarm, put the fun back in your riding…
Are you a rider who is overcome by fear but loves to ride?
Do you struggle with your love for horses and your fear of getting hurt?
Has all the fun and joy gone out of your ride?
In this 6 week course you will learn about the nature of fear, how to tame it and get back to your enjoying your horse. Don’t let fear rule your ride, get back in the driver’s seat today.
What riders are saying:
Riding Through Fear was an outstanding course that helped me learn concrete coping skills to really improve my relationship with my horse! I would highly recommend this course to anyone that is feeling paralyzed by fear. Without a doubt, April shares tools and support to let you know that you are not alone and you can find it within you to keep riding! Dawn B., Krum, Texas
This course gave me the tools to overcome the fear and anxiety I had developed when it came to my riding. The course also taught me how to communicate better with my equine partner, how to change the way I talk to myself, and how to change the disappointment I felt in myself into a positive outlook. I am so glad I decided to take this step into helping me deal with my fear. Thank you April for all your help! – Christine, Carstairs, Alberta.
The course gave me a structure and process to understand the fear that I was ignoring and its affect on my riding. I underestimated the impact that the moments of fear were having on my goals to improve my riding. The course gave me some concrete tools that are helping me make improvements and feel like a competent rider. – Calgary
Lesson 1: What is fear?
- Fear vs. anxiety
- Physical fear vs. mental fear
- This is your brain on fear
- A quiz
Lesson 2: Getting to know you
- Break it down, look it in the eye
- Age related fear, it is normal
- Make a ladder to success
- Keep breathing
Lesson 3: Creating a sense of Safety
- Release- why its important to healing
- Physical safety and psychological safety
- Enlisting an equine helper
- Setting good targets
- Rescripting your language
Lesson 4: More tools of the trade
- Choose your jury carefully
- Physical resources and skills
- Pauses and reboots
- Relationship building
Lesson 5: Desensitizing your alarm
- Virtual rides and how they can help
- What perspective can do for you
- Anchoring your focus
- Are you having fun yet?
Lesson 6: Putting a plan together
- On the topic of breaking up
- Don’t go it alone
- Plan A and plan B