It's not just like riding a bike...
...sometimes it doesn't all come back!
Hi all! New here and until last week it had been over a decade since I've been on a horse. I used to ride every day for over 6 years, lots 'o jumping and some dressage, but since then, nada.
I recently bought a horse, having wanted to get back in the saddle since I last hopped off. I was assuming it would all just come back. I'm a fit person and my brain knows what to do, but my riding muscles....nope. They are dead. They say they haven't a clue what I'm asking and would rather not bother.
I rode for the first time last week and could not post the trot to save my life. Forget about the canter. It was pitiful. Flopping all over the place, way too far forward, could not keep the heels down, etc. etc. I've been on four more times since then and it's gotten slightly better but I'm a bit discouraged that my muscles simply will not do what I tell them!
Has anyone else here gotten back into riding after a looooong time? How long did it take you to get a good seat again? I forget how long it took me when I first started riding years ago, I think I may have blocked the memory!
Last edited by OrangeCat; 05-03-2010 at 01:29 AM.