Sometimes fear grabs hold and doesnít let go. That causes the human to do a number of different things but what I most commonly see is that the person slowly limits their activities with their horse. It might be that they stop riding on the trails, then outside, not in a certain area of the arena, stop competing, only ride at the slower gaits or discontinue jumping. There is usually a triggering event for this fear to come bubbling up. It could be a spook, a kick, a fall, or a horse taking off, typically something that causes the person to feel out of control. Some people seem to be able to acknowledge that event and move on with little or no side effects whatsoever. For others it can become so debilitating that they canít even begin to think of doing that activity again, even though it may be something they always loved to do. Obviously these are the two extremes and most of us deal with fears in a range somewhere in between. If you find that your fears, whether horse related or not, are holding you back, this is the class for you. We will explore what causes us to react the way we do, how it impacts your life and then discover strategies for overcoming it.
Christine Harness licensed psychologist and Rosanne Korinek will be teaching this series which will begin Tuesday March 25 and run 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Cost of the clinic series is $275
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