This movie will undoubtedly brighten your day, particularly if you pump up the volume. The horse, Joey, starts to depart the show, and his owner tries to calm him down. He was excused since it was his first show, which was a good thing. And maybe the next time he’ll perform better.
Horse shows can be a lot of fun, but they can also be a lot of work. Let’s face it: one of the most unpleasant aspects of a show is a frightened horse. Your voice cannot assist your horse in the same way that it can assist a dog. We could tell how helpful Joey’s owner was by her calm voice.
Furthermore, even if you believe you’re being calm, the horse can collect on signals you’re not even conscious of sending. According to new research, even saying things like “Easy, relax” to your horse won’t help him relax until your gestures and body language echo that message. It’s more about how you engage with your horse than the tone of your voice.
Your horse perceives and responds to ‘I’m nervous’ signals such as being abrupt with the reins, holding them too strongly, and grabbing your horse’s sides with your legs. So, in a vicious spiral, you both feed off of one other.
The idea is to mentally prepare for the event as much as possible so that you really can feel as calm as possible during the performance. This needs meticulous planning ahead of time. Know the show’s rules and even what your horse will be expected to do. Discover which signals your horse reacts to and how to properly use them. Make a strategy to get at the gate on time by knowing when your classes are. It also helps if you have someone who is knowledgeable with the process and regulations to assist you. Then, once you’ve entered the ring, ride normally.