Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Australia, Queensland
I get scared too sometimes. But I trust in my riding instructor. If she thought the horse would kick me on purpose, she wouldn't put me near them. My riding instructor taught us to be as close as possible to the horse, so you can feel the muscles in the leg if they move it. I find it very scary moving behind a 15hh horses bum, but I go as quickly as possible, as close as possible and keep contact with the horse at all times.
The horse I usually ride always tries to bite you when you do his girth up. I just raise my hand to hit him and he backs off. I have never had to hit him as he is scared of being hit, and maybe the fact I also growl at him. ^^
Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.