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You've found the Mary-Dixon page about horsemanship.  Horses are my passion and my obsession.  They have helped me become a kinder, more confident, more patient person.  What they have taught me about them and taught me about myself is immeasureable.  I now try to teach folks about the nature of horses and how to understand each other which leads to a more confident human and a more confident little darling.
Adventure Horse Riding in NYS

10/27/13

#98 That Fear Thing & Genes - #3


Do humans have a fear gene?  Yes, they do !  And, that fear stuff comes alive in all sorts of endeavors and in all kinds of situations.  I simply write about fear in regards to horse riding.  And, make no mistake about it, the fear thing often ends up controlling your whole life when it comes to the little darlings.

Researchers  find a gene for fear

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/12.01/05-fear.html

There are bunches of ways to deal with the demon - none of them easy but they are certainly worthwhile and will work if you can just find it really deep within yourself to take certain actions.  

If you simply cave in to the fear you will get nowhere and the fear will actually get worse and worse and worse - you get the idea.  You really do not want too visit that place - because that place will cause you to lack confidence, despise yourself, think of yourself as weak, open the road to true self-loathing, make you hide and lie and basically just shrivel you right up.  Don't do that to yourself.  Start to take ACTION now ! Baby steps are hunky-dory.  Something is always better than nothing.  Just do it.



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