Hey guys it’s Maggie here and I wanna talk to y’all about something that I know everyone deals with. Show pen nerves! This is a huge deal because not only does your nerves affect you but they also affect your horse and how he/she performs for you. So today I have thought up some tips on how to calm your nerves. So my first tip would be to get to the stalls around 30 mins earlier than you normally would and groom your horse. Doing this is great for your horse to look its best but it’s also something for you to do to distract yourself. Grooming Horses is actually extremely therapeutic and is used as therapy for some people. So get to the barn early and groom so that you can calm you and your horse done before you get ready to show! My second tip would be to review your pattern before getting on your horse. This is another way to distract yourself from your nerves, but at the same time it prepares you for your ride. Once you get on you can rehearse your pattern a little bit and make sure you got it all down so you can be confident in you and your horse. And my third tip would be to listen to music! Music is great for calming nerves or for giving you that conquer the world attitude. You can make yourself a playlist of songs that inspire you, and listen to them while you get ready or do your makeup. Doing this will give you the right attitude and mindset to seize the day!
Hope these tips were useful thanks for reading! Btw shoutout to the amazing Peyton Simmons aka @getgalloping for making my cover photo!!
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