Affirmations for riding (29+)

Affirmations for riding

  • A river of compassion washes away my anger and replaces it with the stoic resolve of McLain Ward.
  • Every ride I feel myself improving.
  • Everything that is happening now will ultimately make me slightly better at riding some point in the near and/or distant future.
  • Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my horse’s happiness and the number of saddle pads I can buy him.
  • I acknowledge my own limitations; my confidence in my trainer is soaring.
  • I am a confident and competent rider, doing what I love
  • I am a positive and proactive rider
  • I am above petty actions. I do not wish (irreversible) bodily harm upon the individual who stole my horse’s treats/used all my Showsheen/left the gate to the paddock open.
  • I am at peace with all the vet bills that have happened, are happening, and will happen.
  • I am blessed with an incredible four-legged family and wonderfully horse-motivated friends.
  • I am blessed with my horse’s talent.
  • I am carefree and enjoy my riding time.
  • I am confident in my riding ability and my horse’s ability.
  • I am courageous; I will not be conquered by the three inches it takes to go up one hole on the jump standard.
  • I am creating greatness here today.
  • I am excited about this ride, it is going to be awesome.
  • I am excited and happy to compete today.
  • I am free of fear and filled with peace.
  • I am grateful to be here.
  • I am guided in my every step by my Spirit Animal, Beezie Madden, who leads me towards what I must know and do.
  • I am my own superhero. I will not compare myself to the children riding circles around me in the schooling ring.
  • I am prepared for this moment.
  • I am riding to my fullest potential today.
  • I am superior to negative ruminations; I radiate the inner sunshine of Tiffany Foster.
  • I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose how many horses it contains.
  • I am worthy and deserving of a good run.
  • I can choose what happens next, and I make the best decisions for us both
  • I can do this!
  • I deserve to be paid well for my time, efforts, and ideas so I can afford this punishingly expensive hobby.
  • I forgive those horses who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from the trainers who sold them to me.
  • I have a great relationship with my horse, and we have lots of fun together
  • I manifest beauty, grace (under pressure) and the superhuman determination of Eric Lamaze to overcome all obstacles in my path.
  • I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful at spotting—and avoiding—things that could potentially spook my horse.
  • I ride in sync with my horse like we are one.
  • I ride with a soft elastic contact and my horse reaches for the contact.
  • I wake up today with strength to carry water buckets in my arms and the clarity in my mind to pay someone else to it.
  • I’m doing the best I can now with what I’ve got, and I’m always learning
  • I’m improving all the time
  • I’m in control of what I think, feel and do
  • I’m OK right now, and now, and now
  • My body is healthy(ish); my mind is well (caffeinated); my soul is in the third stall on the left.
  • My efforts are being supported by the universe and the overdraft on my bank account.
  • My potential to succeed is at least as good as that of Susan and her Quarterhorse Palooza.
  • My relationship with my horse is becoming stronger, deeper, and more stable each day. Whether he likes it or not.
  • My thoughts are filled with blessings for the gift that is Kent Farrington.
  • No matter what happens during my ride I am able to ride through it and bring back the harmony.
  • Stop, and breathe, I can do this
  • This is my journey and I’m in control of it
  • Though my riding lessons are difficult, they are only a short phase of my life. They are certain to become more difficult still.
  • Today, I abandon my old habits and resolve to stop ordering breeches one size smaller than I actually require.

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Research Resources

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