Riding Fear Free by Laura Daley and Jennifer Becton is one of the most popular and successful programs. It includes a book, written and physical exercises, and a vast online support network. (FB) Riding Fear Free



The Timid Rider by Heather Wallace is an on-going chronicle of one woman’s journey from being scared to put her foot in the stirrup to participating in the grueling horserace race across Mongolia. (FB)The Timid Rider



The late Jane Savoie developed a video program called Freedom from Fear for nervous riders that combines motivational actions with riding techniques. This program, as well as the library of her other motivational and instructional books and videos, are available through www.horseandriderbooks.com

Confident Rider. This online and live program by Jane Pike provides support through mindset, movement, education, and biomechanics. Subscription includes membership to a private Facebook groups and podcasts. www.confidentrider.online

Anne Gage, The Horse Riding Confidence Coach, has a large range of books, courses, online and video coaching, membership club, and clinics for nervous and fearful riders. (FB: Horse Riding Confidence Community – Hosted by Anne Gage)


Not directly affecting confidence, but inspirational, are two books by Linda Kohanov. They illustrate horses’ ability to soothe and heal trauma.

The Tao of Equus: A Woman’s Journey of Healing and Transformation through the Way of the Horse

Riding Between the Worlds Expanding Our Potential through the Way of the Horse.


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