How To Ride A Horse, Better

Have you ever wondered ‘How to Ride a Horse, Better?’ Do you wonder why other riders around you seem to be reaching their dreams, achieving goals, in the limelight, or simply just making progress? Is there something that you don’t know or aren’t doing, despite how much hard work you put in and the effort you make? 

I believe that everyone can learn to ride a horse, better. All you need to do is take a different view on how to get to where you want to be.

We are ALL the same deep down!

As equestrians we all have our own aspirations, whether that is to simply be able to ride without feeling sore the next day, having the confidence to go to pleasure rides with friends, being the best rider we can be, getting out and about at shows, or compete to the highest level possible.

We all have these aspirations. 

Riders often focus on the riders who are making progress and achieving their aspirations without realising that there are many riders with the same aspirations but they didn’t succeed at achieving them. 

So if the aspirations are the same for riders that succeed and riders that fail, it cannot be the aspiration that differentiates them but the way in which riders go about achieving them.    

The Difference between Aspirations and Goals

When you look at the meaning definitions it isn’t clear cut but breaking the words down can help give you a clear difference:

  • GOAL:  The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
  • ASPIRATION: A hope or ambition of achieving something. 

Similar in that both describe a future state but different in that Goals are objective and measurable such as winning a competition, whereas Aspirations are subjective, unmeasurable, and intangible such as an emotion or feeling. 

A Change in your approach

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Whereas an Aspiration may be to go on ‘many’ pleasure rides, to ‘regularly’ attend shows, to win at ‘various’ competitions. A future state of being, as in Plural – many times.

“If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got” 

Henry Ford

As a Rider Performance Coach, I speak with so many riders that are so focused on achieving a particular goal (short term) rather than the aspiration (long term) that they do not realise that achieving that one goal will only affect them positively momentarily. After the rider has achieved that singular goal, then what? All that hard work that you put in just disappears and you return to how you once were? The rider returns to feeling the aches and pains, lose their confidence, stop going to shows, or don’t manage to go to the next level.

Imagine your tack room is a mess, you set yourself a goal to tidy it. 

If you summon the energy to tidy it, you have a clean tack room – for now. But, if you maintain the same sloppy habits that led to the messy tack room then it will soon be a total mess again. You are left chasing the same outcome because you never changed the system behind it. You treated a symptom without addressing the cause.

How to Ride a Horse, Better! Improve your Riding by changing your approach

Long-Term Approach Gets Results!

The implicit assumption behind any goal is this: “Once I reach my goal, then I’ll be happy.” When you reach that singular goal you realise you are not happy. You want more so focus on the next goal.

This creates a “yo-yo” effect, much like dieting. Riders work hard for months but as soon as they achieve that goal they stop. There is no longer anything to motivate them. This is why many people find themselves reverting to their old habits after accomplishing reaching their goal

Also, goals create an “either-or” conflict: Either you achieve your goal and are successful, or you fail, and you’re a disappointment.

True long-term thinking is not about any single accomplishment, a goal. It’s about the journey of constant refinement and continuous improvement. Ultimately, it’s your commitment to the approach that will determine your success.

  • To reduce aches from riding you must become fitter, better conditioned. As soon as you stop, so will your progress.
  • To improve your confidence you must slowly set small achieveable milestones. Without pressure
  • To win a Championship you must first place high in many outings to be in the position to attend a Championship.

The difference between riders that win, who seem confident, or have a better seat and position is they are constantly learning, adapting and taking action to reach that aspiration.

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