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Ask Pierre Fleury : How do you mentally (nervousness) prepare yourself for a large show or a small one?

Ask Pierre Fleury : How do you mentally (nervousness) prepare yourself for a large show or a small one?
I usually talk to my horse for a minute tell her to calm down take a deep breath then I am ready it has worked every time so far!
Thank you!
Hello Margot,

I had a lot of troubles with nervousness at the beginning.
The problem with liberty shows is that there is no link. And at the beginning I was so stressed that it didn't work with my horses, they didn't have any landmark anymore.

I had to work on it, and tell myself 'it's just like at home', I relativise.

You have to know that your horse needs to trust you, you can't give your nervousness to them.

What will help you is to have a good preparation: go at the show earlier, see the ring...

Pierre