The true cost of riding fear can be so much more than you think
January 8, 2020
What is your fear really costing YOU? 🤔 It's possibly more than you think...
When I was stuck in fear it cost me years. It cost me tears. It cost me love and money and more than that wasted learning and progress opportunities, that I can never get back. It cost me stress and frustration and disappointment.
It strained my relationships because here I was so passionate about something, so invested and involved but too afraid to actually get on with it in a way that could positively do it justice.
And then I got sick of paying the price! And I went and did something about it. Something radical. I decided that absolutely NOTHING was going to get in the way of me destroying my stupid, sucky, unhelpful, useless fear (And there is a very big difference between useful and useless fear)!
This journey led me to Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) and post NLP Stef is a very different version of me to pre-NLP Stef. So much so that I went and trained as an NLP practitioner so that I could help other riders just like old Stef to finally ditch fear and nerves in the saddle forever, just like I did.
Here's a pic of me right at my fear-threshold back then... Riding my 'saddled-grenade' on my journey to overthrow my fear-lord. And I'm so happy to report that I have never felt this sucky again! 🙏🐴
So what's fear costing you? And are YOU done paying the price?
Hello, I'm Stef Winwood, and I love to help riders regain their riding confidence and ditch fear and nerves in the saddle - for good! As a rider, breeder, coach and ex 'nervous nelly' myself, I know how debilitating and frustrating fear and nerves can be, especially when they are robbing us of enjoying our pride and joy - our magnificent horses!