Getting the 'mind set' right..
Newbie here! :)
I'm middle aged, AA rider, a little overweight, body is starting to fall apart, ridden dodgy horses most of my life, had a crisis of confidence at one stage, one or two toxic friends along the way that didn't help. Have the vision in my head of floating around the arena with everyrone ohhhing and ahhing at my riding/horse while I flying change here, half pass there......in reality, I'm not particularly competitve, a little bit lazy perhaps not quite disciplined, never got past second level.
I have somehow landed a horse with bucket loads of potential, lovely conformation, a trainable temperment, and something special about him. He's got presence! I've been told by several instructors now, just how talented he really is, and it's scary! Got him cheap too. :D There is a bit of a story with him, but everything is all okay.
He is a horse that dreams are made of, and I find that I really want to give it my best shot. I need some advice, direction, stories, pep talk, a kick up the butt...to help get my mind right to throw myself in to the fray and just go for it. Help!!!