And that is ok! Because we work with big, powerful animals that could harm us very easily.
There is absolutely no shame in admitting that.
But it can be hard for the people around you to relate.
They might try to help you by telling you that there’s nothing to be afraid of, you just have to get on, don’t worry about it, etc.
Instead of acknowledging your fear, they try to push you into trusting your horse again.
But did you know that feelings of trust actually help to remove the fearful feelings out of your brain?
This is because of the brain chemical oxytocin. It blocks the fear-processing part of your brain, therefore preventing you to be afraid.
So, in conclusion: the more you trust your horse, the less you will be afraid of him.
Sounds easy, right?