So at this last horse show, I had a bit of a break through with my nerves...
I realized that I wasn't breathing while on course and that in turn made me feel like I was going to puke. When in lines or approaching jumps, I would hold my breath and count in my head in order to keep still and a steady pace.
While schooling Friday I realized this.. the jumps didn't scare me but I was feeling like I was going to puke so I started counting under my breath- forcing myself to breath and magically it was better!
Saturday my nerves didn't play a factor in anything, I actually had FUN showing and it was awesome.
Now my body was pissed that I got less then 5 hours of sleep the night before but I'll take that over show nerves and feeling like I am going to die!