Hey guys. So I just have a small question. I was just wondering if any of you have ever experienced shaking before going for a ride and if so, what do you do about it? One thing I've come to realize is that before going for a ride, I start shaking. I'll physically shake enough that I can't keep my hands steady and this will last for 30 seconds to maybe 2 minutes or so. I don't have to be even out of the house yet for this to start. The horses are in my backyard since I live on a farm, so it's not like I have far to go, but as soon as I've decided to go out for a ride, I'll start shaking. I don't shake every time I go to ride horses though. If I go for a lesson on someone else's horse, I typically won't do any shaking. However, when it comes to my own horse or one I'm taking care of, then I'll get the shakes before I go for a ride. It's not from excitement, and I don't think it's from fear as I've not had any accidents or bad experiences with the mare I currently have. I suppose there's a slight chance it is from fear. It would be left over from an experience I had 4 years ago where the horse I was riding at the time though. She was my first horse, green broke, and had a very sassy temperament. Her personality and mine actually clashed quite a bit so after owning her for a year, I sold her to a home where she fit in better since she was just not meant for me. However, during the time I had her, there was one time where she tripped over her own feet and we fell to the ground with her landing on one of my legs and I ended up getting taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Honestly, it doesn't really feel like that phases me too much since it was an accident and no horse would purposefully fall. The part the fear is from, I think, is the emotions she brought out of me. In general, I'm a very laid back person and rarely get mad. Like, maybe once a year I'll get mad. But with that horse I had back then, by the end of the year, I wouldn't even ride her because after a few minutes into the ride, I'd get upset. She was green so of course she wasn't perfect, but I didn't expect perfection. But the things she did know, she still worked against me most of the time. I don't remember exact details since it's been a few years but I would get so mad that I wanted to just beat her like crazy which is something I've never felt before and honestly scared me that I even felt that. I never did hit her and made sure we did always end on a good note, but I did stop riding her the last two months I had her simply because I didn't like feeling that way, and it wasn't healthy for me to try riding her when feeling like that since she feels it too. Hence why I sold her to someone she got along better with. And I suppose after that, I'm scared of feeling that again. I love horses and have had some amazing experiences with them. I don't want to feel that again. So far, I haven't, but I think that's still kind of lingering for whenever I have horse I'm going to ride that's my own. I have grown and learnt more since that time So ya, any recommendations on how to get over shaking or getting ride of any type of fear would be appreciated. Thanks, and hope you all have a great day.