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        06-06-2011, 03:56 PM
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    Thumbs down Anyone help please!?

    Im16 and iv been riding off and on for years but I stopped for a while and iv recently got back into it.Iv been having private lessons for five months with a friend on her farm and I'm really enjoying them but I'm not a very confident rider and the horse ii ride is very excitable and lively therefor my body always stiffens up so ii find it very difficult to stay in control! Any tips how ii can prevent this from happening? Also ii find it difficult to control my legs while in trot or canter they seem to move about a lot :/ my instructor says it's because the horse is to wide for my build but I'm just wondering could there be another cause to the problem because with out stirrups my feet and legs are perfect ? Help would be great thanks :)
         
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        06-06-2011, 04:39 PM
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    When you feel your upper body start to tense, make a conscious effort to breathe. I'm always talking to my horse to help me breathe better and it has a calming affect on myself also. Are your stirrups adjusted properly?
         
        06-06-2011, 04:46 PM
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    Foal
    Yes ii tend to forget to breath when my horse starts to get excited , that's something ii need to work on! yes my stirrups are fine as far as iv been told , have you any advise how to help improve my confidence ? Thanks
         
        06-06-2011, 04:49 PM
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    Getting your leg still can be a challenge. It is all part of developing your base of support. Are your heels down?



    A great rider told me some tricks on how to be less nervous. Sing to yourself (or to your horse). It is hard to be tense when you are singing jingle bells.
         
        06-06-2011, 05:00 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Urm sometimes my heals are down other times there not it ii always seem to forget :-/ but it's improving a lot ,ii think once my seat improves my legs possible will to I'm hoping ! Thank you for the advice I'm going to try the singing ii think !
         
        06-06-2011, 05:05 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Is this the only horse you can ride there? If there was an option of riding a less excitable horse it would give you time to not only build your confidence but your position too, so you can cope with riding something with a bit more energy.
         
        06-06-2011, 05:18 PM
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    Foal
    Yes their are 4 horses but they are very excitable , but hopefully ii will be able to gain control more there for be able to enjoy there energy and excitement a bit :)
         

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