On first glance I am sure many people will disagree with the statement I am about to make: eventing is a lot about risk taking. The thing is, they HAVE to be calculated risks. There is no such thing as ‘flying by the seat of your pants’ or ‘winging it’ in eventing at the highest levels. The risks are too high, so all our risks need to be carefully considered, and only taken because we know that we do have the talent/physical capacity/skillset/fitness/strength/mental capacity to achieve the outcome. Even then – things will go wrong.
So, how do calculated risks morph in to bravery or courage? I’ve mentioned before about how I think courage in life works. Refresh your memory here – and don’t worry, you won’t lose this page because the link will open in a new window/tab. (Can you tell I’m excited about having learnt a new web trick?!)