Yesterday, Flash and I had another super jumping lesson – by the end of the lesson we were able to quietly canter into lots of different types of fences and pop them in a very easy manner.
We even finished up jumping a corner fence which I have such a fear of, but I neednโ€™t have been as Flash didnโ€™t even bat an eyelid at it!

Credit: Louise O’Brien Photography
There was no hesitation from Flash at any fence throughout the lesson – it was all just so easy, and quiet, and controlled. Landing after every jump left me grinning from ear to ear, which is highly unusual for me as I typically have a grimace of some sort ๐Ÿ˜‚
For someone who usually has so many words at my disposal, I canโ€™t find the words to say how much getting my confidence back means to me – and how fragile my confidence was prior to me starting back lessons again.
Confidence is such a precious thing, that is so hard to gain yet so easy to lose – for both humans and horses. It is so important to treat it with the utmost care and protect it as much as possible – even if that sometimes means taking a step back, dropping down a level, or going back to basics.
After getting some of my confidence back again, Iโ€™ll now be holding onto it by the legs ๐Ÿ˜‚

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