10 Things Every Rider Should Do Before Entering the Ring
Read and reread these 10 tips committing them to memory.
These simple tips will greatly improve any rider on any level who is about to enter the ring.
Take control of your breathing
Breathe slow deep and calm.
Sip water slowly for 30 minutes before entering the ring
Know the course
Walk the course at least twice.
Visualise the course
Go somewhere quiet and visualise the course at least 3 times.
Warm up early
Go to the practice ring early
Support & Mentoring
Have someone who is supportive and can offer sound advice with regards your practice jumps.
Stay Calm, Relaxed & Focused
Keep yourself and your horse calm during the warm ups
Ritual Warm Up
Stick with a warm up plan that suits your horse
Be ready to get into the ring early
Smile and enjoy the experience