"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed"
Ralph Waldo Emmerson
The Full Story
Kate on Cavalier One For Fun (Smartie) winning their first show two weeks after BWRT gave Kate her confidence back
A few of the special equines I have had the honour to have in my life
I've been there. The nervous anticipation every time you think about riding. The guilty relief when its too wet/too cold/too windy to ride your horse, and the frustration and sadness when you can't just get on with it like you used to.
My fear and lack of confidence came out of nowhere at the age of 47, but was resolved with BWRT in a few sessions. It was that experience that inspired me to become a BWRT Advanced Practitioner, knowing how anxiety about riding is so debilitating and wanting to give other riders their confidence back as mine was restored to me.
As well as confidence, there are many other issues that are part and parcel of owning a horse and/or riding, and my specialism with BWRT in this area addresses all of them, including:
The loss of a horse, expectedly or unexpected can be equally traumatic.
Competition nerves, even loading your horse to get to the show can add to the anxiety.
Teaching and coaching; imposter syndrome can happen to instructors, too.
The financial fear of not meeting bills; the account at the vets mounting up.
The ever present battle with weather and time; the days too short, the hours too fleeting.
Injury, sometimes life changing, sometimes not, but rarely without an emotional impact.
This last one is something I have a rather more acute experience of. After a car accident at the age of 20, I was left an incomplete paraplegic, and now I use a wheelchair or crutches to get around. As a consequence of my injuries, I was unable to return to my life point-to-pointing, eventing and producing young horses. I didn't give up riding completely, but it didn't feel the same and I was deeply sad over the loss of my career. I regained my satisfaction and my sadness was addressed with BWRT and I haven't had to look back since.
There's no mysticism to the resolution to all these issues, (although a little wonderment never goes amiss). BWRT is straightforward, quick and complete. No wonder it's my second grand passion!