They say you should leave everything else outside the barn, at the door. But that’s nearly impossible with anxiety. Whatever issues you have, your horse knows it and responds in kind. Now the two of you have problems.
We’ve all experienced performance anxiety. It can start with a fall, more often it comes from trying too hard. Whatever the reasons, it's extremely difficult to get out of. It becomes an ever increasing cycle.
Using a horse to resolve your anxiety may sound rather counter intuitive, but it works. Integrative Equine Therapy (IET) develops a mind set for a focused, calm, and connected ride, in both training and show. The Brown University study of our work validates that it doesn’t take long to achieve quick results, and lasting change.