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How do you stay positive after a bad ride? When you feel like you’re taking one step forward and three steps back.

How do you stay positive after a bad ride? When you feel like you’re taking one step forward and three steps back.
Think about what you could have done better, and try to improve those things for your next ride. I know that you can feel unmotivated and unconfident after a bad ride, but it is important to focus on the good! Even the best riders have bad days! Keep pushing forward, improvement takes time. ;)
I go watch fail videos on the internet and am just glad my horse didn’t throw me into a wall. It could always have been worse and I think that makes it easier to move forward. Also if your having trouble with one certain thing during a ride ie. bending then take a break and do something you know you are good at like transitions or something. Keep your horse on their toes and never hug the rail like most people circle and change directions often so your horse has to listen to you and then they get interested and start to want to listen.
If every ride would always go perfectly, you won't become a better rider :) I had really difficult horse, every ride was bad, but this horse taught me a lot! Don't be so sad and work for your success :)
And just be excited for the next ride
Hi Chloe! Don’t feel so bad about it! It’s happened to us all. Just try to remember all the good rides, and all the amazing memories you’ve made