Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The confident rider – how much is too much?


Our prime minister set off a national conversation about showing more "swagger" as entrepreneurs in business. So as a riding coach I was thinking - what's the role for swagger in the horse world? Is riding different than in other sports?  Some describe it as an expectation of success. Others, cockiness. Does  an "Own the Podium" attitude, get in the way of some riding disciplines and get ribbons in another? Hmmm... I wonder about swagger's effect on human  (and even horse) relationships. Maybe a happy medium between humility and smug-over-substance. What do you think?

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