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you know your confidence is affecting your riding but aren't quite sure how to better manage that? You are not alone ... this course will both help you identify problem areas for you and give you specific tools to overcome your emotional state and let you be the best rider you can be!
Andrea Harrison is an educator who is passionate about all species, including dogs, horses and humans! She has taken her positive message to the media many times, including appearances on TV shows, print and on radio. She has worked with a wide variety of people as an educator for decades. The science of brain research fascinates her. Helping students of all ages be successful, reduce anxiety and stress and manage their time by using her training in counselling, personality typing, and experiences matters to her. Her competitive addictions are dressage and agility. Andrea and her animals have earned many ribbons and titles together. Her super star dog Sally was the canine lead in the feature film “Saving Dinah". Andrea attained B level Pony Club before aging out and then completed her Level one coaching certification. A passionate life learner one of her favourite parts of teaching (and coaching) is the learning it allows her to do.
About this Course
Confidence is an issue that plagues many riders, in all sports, at all levels. Actually we all know fear can interfere with more than our work with horses, It can have a profound negative impact on our life. Low self confidence can have a similar effect on our sense of self.
- Have you even felt ill on show day?
- Forgotten a course?
- Stood at a mounting block honestly afraid to hop up?
- Confused about why and why your heart and brain are so conflicted about horses and riding?
Perhaps you've just lost your mojo and can't quite figure out why the thrill is gone. Perhaps low confidence and/or fear is impacting on your life in general.
No matter the feelings you have we'll work together to consider the confidence and fear pieces and improve yours!
Confidence and bravery are not the same thing - but building confidence and learning to set realistic goals can have global benefits for you.
Becoming more confident is a matter of learning the roots of your concern and tools to apply to your unique situation. Fear is a pretty hard wired safety measure we have evolved to benefit from - but it can interfere in our pleasure, enjoyment and quality of life. Deciding what you can and want to do in a supportive safe and structured way can make all the difference.
This six week online class is packed full of information and specific tools (with instructions) you can test and get comfortable using. You can work at your own pace, in your own home and get one to one instruction and support through the lessons.
At the gold level this course explores the causes and cures for your specific situation. Your issues, your exact circumstances are what we'll look at. Step by step I'll support you testing tools and developing your plan for success. Gold students can share video, writing - whatever helps them make the points they need the instructor to understand.
At the bronze level, while the specifics of your case won't be discussed there are many relevant lectures, articles and links to information about improving your confidence around your equine partners.
The April 1st pilot course is being capped at 10 gold spots and unlimited bronze spots. There is no silver level in the pilot launch.
The pilot pricing for a gold spot is $100 for our April 2017 pilot term only. Bronze classes are $50. After the first pilot term gold pricing will be $180 for a course, and a silver spot (which allows for general questions but does not look specifically at your situation) will be $100)
This course is currently next scheduled for April 2018