Like building anything, building confidence takes an investment of time and a plan. As they say, time in the saddle is well spent, especially if your pre-ride checklist is complete. (yes, I went back and cleaned up a few things that I had skipped with Moonshine!) 🙂
It has been a fair bit of work and along some creativity getting Moonshine and I on the same page for riding again. It brings to mind what I often say to other horse owners, making good horses takes time. They need time to learn how to learn, how to deal with fear and uncertainty, and how to get back to the place of safety and comfort. We need time to be unhurried and present for our horse, to have a clear path with consistency and a way to help them find the safety and comfort that they need.
So this challenge is proving to be a challenge on many levels, one is simply finding the time with my busy work schedule. The other is admitting this horse shook my confidence in the saddle after the fall and working to rebuilding it. I have always loved a good challenge! I think I have it here!!