|He's a Handsome Guy!|
So how do you handle pressure?
Do you a) go into the fetal position and hope if you just ignore it it will go away?
Or b) Put your game face on?
I have to admit I've done both. But I am getting better about putting my game face on. And you know as a 5 year old it wasn't like my daughter's performance was step perfect (quite the opposite in fact!) but it really struck me how much it doesn't matter that it was perfect. She went out there and did her best and had an absolute blast and really it should be the same for us when we ride whether for a show or just "for fun."
(Oh and I'm not even telling you about their second performance. That was the one where Elaina took it a step further and instead of just sitting on the stage ignoring everybody decided to start kicking her sister in the back of the legs so that she fell... twice! They had to stop the music so I could go get her off the stage. Perhaps the stage is not in her future, lol! Evie handled it like a pro, though, completely ignored her... no tears, no fuss, just "the show must go on!" I was very proud of her.)
I might be scarce for a little while depending on what happens this week and when I actually get to fly. So happy riding and stay safe!