I am pretty stoked to have found this site, looks like a pretty amazing place to learn more things about horses! Alright -- so here is my story. My names Lauren Elaine, and I am 18. I use to ride from age 7-13 -- I was in pony club, and I really loved it.. So I use to do some pretty intermediate things, some jumping .. a bit of informal showing -- and I was not too bad! I knew my stuff. Well after 13 school got really busy, and riding horses became very competitive, and it was hard to keep up with, it also didn't help that my barn shutdown. Well, after all this time, I've decided to get back into the saddle. Its been years, but I still love horses.. and need to get back around them. My friend I just met at college is letting me ride her 6 year old Morgan. He is about 14.5 hands tall, and is a pasture horse so he is not too fit.. plus he only gets ridden once a week, since she is so busy. But I just went today to meet him. It was amazing, I can't believe how much I have forgotten though, its sorta embarrassing. I got to cool him down and walk/trott him.. it had been 6 years since I had been in a english saddle.. so wow. It felt so foreign. Also his gait is very bumpy, and I had a veryy hard time staying steady while posting and remembering all the tricks to riding. I've got lots to re-learn. But I am excited.
- Any tips / tricks?
- Helpful NEED TO KNOW basic riding pointers?
- workouts that will strengthen my legs?
- ANYTHING IS APPRECIATED