I recently made my school’s very competitive IHSA team, which I’m so excited about! I love my team, and I’m proud to have been selected, considered about 30 people tried out for my division and only nine people were chosen(I’m novice division).
But I’ve always ridden a single horse, or switched between several horses that I know very well. Honestly, having to just get on a horse I’ve never ridden before and then immediately go jump a course is somewhat scary to me. I know I can be a good rider, but I have a lot of problems with my confidence, and I tend not to trust the decisions I make, especially when I don’t know how the horse I’m riding is going to react to my aids . How can I set myself up for success in this world of IHSA showing? I really want to put out the best rides possible for myself and the team