I feel so off... - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 03-07-2012, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 112
• Horses: 2
I feel so off...

So, I was doing great with my riding. I was improving tons with my equitation and ability, I was doing really well in my shows... then suddenly everything started going downhill. I'm not sure why... But old equitation problems I'd had started resurfacing (like my heels coming up over jumps) and new problems started too. Suddenly I feel like I'm having a lot more trouble communicating with the horses I ride and/or controlling the stronger ones. I thought it was just a bad week at first, but it hasn't gotten better. I had a big show this weekend and did terribly in all of my classes, even my flat class which I usually do great in. I thought it might have just been show anxiety, but yesterday I went riding and rode a horse I usually have no trouble with. He's really a very easy horse to ride, even elementary school kids have no problems with him. I felt completely disorganized the whole time. I kept missing leads, and he would break a lot, and when he was cantering it was almost like he was running off with me. I'm just feeling so off about all of this.

I've been thinking about what could help. Possibly some back-to-the-basics confidence building rides and just to help reorganize myself. Or maybe just going and riding my friends' horses bareback and just relaxing a little bit and stop worrying about the shows and being perfect so much. It might be beneficial to just spend some time riding by myself in a non-lesson environment to just work through some of my personal issues... But I don't know :(

And to make things even more complicated, I have some unknown liver problem going on right now. I have to see a liver specialist tomorrow. I actually got a bone marrow test today because they thought I might have leukemia. It was negative thankfully. I'm not showing any symptoms at all and the doctors say its okay to keep riding, I just can't help but wonder (and maybe even hope?) that this is actually a concrete thing that's throwing me off. I have IEA zones in two weeks that I will hopefully be showing in and I'd love to have things worked out a bit before then so I can go into that with a bit of confidence.

I'm not sure what this is. A rant to some extent. If anyone has any advice/similar experiences I'd love to hear it. Thanks for hearing out my long story :)
Fringe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-07-2012, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 112
• Horses: 2
bump :)
Fringe is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-07-2012, 06:45 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: mid Colorado
Posts: 285
• Horses: 0
I would go and relax and goof off with some friends on a trail ride or something of the sorts and just forget about everything for a while!

*-._.-*I am bilingual: I speak English and equestrianism!!! *-._.-*
I have just been diagnosed with Horse Crazy syndrom there is no hope for me http://www.riders4helmets.com/
Live2Ride15 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 03-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,156
• Horses: 0
Sounds like a combination of too many shows and personal stuff getting into your head. Remedy is stop showing, get out of the arena, go trail riding, and STOP THINKING!!!

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-07-2012, 08:21 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Posts: 1,627
• Horses: 3
I went through this too - and what was said above is what you need! You are overthinking your riding A LOT!! Just chill. Go on a trailride, do something different, something! What I did was I just got on my horse, walked all the way around the field. I wanted to jump, so I set up a little 2'er and jumped with no hands :) Do something different, something fun! Remember what you are riding for - fun!!

~ When I Die, Remember Me By My Horses ~
* Because They Are Responsible *
.: For Letting Me Live :. (c) xJumperx
xJumperx is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I feel like a little kid again! equestrian Horse Talk 3 11-24-2010 04:13 PM
i feel so bad :/ justinebee Horse Health 2 07-27-2010 02:10 AM
Aww I feel bad, lol goldilockz Horse Talk 4 08-14-2009 12:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome