Anyone out there have them? Because I do and always have. Historically, my competition nerves have been so bad that my coach started recommending that I 'drink something'.
... when I was 12/13
... with my family's support*.
Hell, my poor mother used to offer me sangria in an effort to help. Seriously, I was a nervous wreck.
Granted, in hindsight, my 'perfect pony' was actually a 5 yo appendix quarter horse, with limited training, no brakes, in its first year of showing over fences, in the hunter division. (Make it pretty and don't forget to smile!) Oh yeah, and I was 12, and a goody two shoes. No imbibing for me.
|My brain as a child. I learned to drown that out in adulthood|
|Of course not! Didn't you read my post "We have a problem"?|
|I don't have a problem|
- Grab sippy cup (adult size)
- Fill with mimosa (mostly wine, some oj for appearances)
- Start drinking.
- Walk XC course, muttering "Its not that bad" SCHLURP "It'll be fine"
- Sober up for dressage
|How the hell am I going to get a horse over all this?|
*My parents were/are awesome. No one forced me to compete. The neurosis is entirely mine