Wow, havnt been on here in so long! So hello everyone :]
Anyways, I've come very far in my riding lately, and on one particular horse, whom I've pretty much fallen in love with (Thank you Charm!) <3
And now that I've gotten the actual base to my riding steady, and my seat is a LOT better than it used to be (you can always tell how much you've improved when your horse decides that he does NOT want to jump the new scary brush box), Im just wondering...if your steady, do you have to be slow?
I ride hunter jumper, and whenever I can't, I feel as though were going SO fast. Im not scared or anything, but I feel as though we're on the verge of galloping away. Apparently though from the ground and on video, we look fine. But when we get so fast (to me) I start half halting and he, being a sensitive arabian, throws his head up and then we lose the whole "hunter look" and he just looks like a your typical leggy and proud arab. Other than that, I can get him to easily drive from behind and extend down into the bridle, and the only way you can tell he's an Arab is by his tail and facial features.
ANYWAYS, back to the point. Does anyone else ever feel as though theyre speeding out of control? I've just been under to influence that hunters are supposed to be slow and steady. I feel like were steady, just not slow... Could it be because he's a small horse (around 14.3hh) and Im a tall, leggy teen?
I feel as though Im not making much sense right now :P So forgive me.