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post #1 of 20 Old 04-13-2012, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Completely lost my confidence cantering?

So about 5 months ago I had a pretty bad fall and completely lost my confidence cantering. I got it back for like 3 months and then over christmass I couldn't ride as much (weather and not being able to get to my yard) and when I did it was only walking a trotting and maybe a few small fences. I feel SOO un confident cantering now and i'm afraid of starting again. It puts me off riding which is horrible. WHAT DO I DO?!
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Can't help without details. Did the cantering cause the fall? Are you afraid of the horse that you fell from?
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Yes, cantering caused the fall, iwas going round a corner and he spooked and I went flying. I absolutely adore the horse I was on and frequently ride him. :)
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I don't have a suggestion on the cantering, because I'm in the same boat. Don't let it deter you from riding though. I walk/trot, and have been for almost 2 years... after a fall. No reason to stop riding. Someone else will gety ou past the cantering part.
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Okay, thankyou so much :)
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...I was going round a corner and he spooked and I went flying.
So, it was the horse.

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...I absolutely adore the horse I was on and frequently ride him. :)
I cannot bring myself to ADORE a horse who spooked and sent ME flying like that. You won't gain confidence cantering THIS horse. My Arab, "Corporal," (1982-2009, RIP) never stopped periodically spooking at...whatever...but I rarely fell off. The one time of note bc it was videotaped, and was Corporal's first CW battle. I was delivering a message to our commander. He was standing next to the cannons. Corporal cantered towards them, the shied sideways left, sideways right, sideways left, then he went right and I went left. He stopped and waited for me to remount.
Your horse sounds green.
I suggest you re-learn to canter on a babysitter horse. If not, you can walk-trot THIS guy for months to a year until you feel confident cantering him again.
Hope this helps. =D
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you are not a lone, what I tell people is just do what you feel you can do. At some time you will wont to try cantering again but until them do not do it .It is more them the canter at stake it is the whole riding
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Your horse sounds green.
I suggest you re-learn to canter on a babysitter horse. If not, you can walk-trot THIS guy for months to a year until you feel confident cantering him again.
Thanks a lot:) that's a real help, Flash (the horse I fell off) was only a loan and I no longer own him (i still ride him sometimes though) I am looking towards buying a QH, they are supposed to be real confidence givers so maybe that will help. Thanks again :)
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I am looking towards buying a QH, they are supposed to be real confidence givers so maybe that will help. Thanks again :)
No Breed guarantees a finished horse. Maybe your instructor can find you a safe mount. Expect to spend about $3K or more for it. ONLY brave and experienced riders can ascertain a prospect that is cheap and worth the time retraining. Contact CHERIE bc she may have something you can buy.
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Have you considered an Aussie saddle? Mine feels like my English saddle, but I have more confidence with the poleys & horn than I do without - even tho I don't touch them cantering. Just knowing they are there helps my confidence. The only time I've been really hurt riding, it was using an English saddle. The saddle had NOTHING to do with the fall. I was dismounting when my horse half-reared, spun 180, then bolted. No saddle would help in a situation like that. Still, the change to an Aussie saddle helped my confidence.

Or, canter with a different horse. You mind associates cantering with pain. To change that, you need cantering without pain. And that may take cantering on a different horse until you feel more comfortable.

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