Creative visualization is something I use in my personal life as well as my professional life. It’s not some new age type of meditation, but rather practicing a scene in your head where you can focus to control the outcome.
Here are a few examples of how you can use creative visualization to improve your riding:
- Picture your horse doing a perfect flying lead change. Play the entire scene from start to finish, how you cue him, when you cue him, and his perfect response.
- If you are fearful of something while riding, picture the scary scenario and play the scene out with a happy ending. This will keep you prepared for anything that may come along.
- If you are showing, picture yourself as Grand Champion.