I am just now getting back into riding after 8 years and feel like I am not doing it just right ! I have two TN Walkers that I have had for like a month maybe but have not rode them yet cause they haven't been ridden in a while and I am waiting on someone with more experience come and check out my babies , but I have started riding with a friend and have been loving it ! I think some of my problem is I can't get my footing right and comfortable and whenever we canter I can feel myself bounce up and down off the seat and feel like I could fall off ! (Thats why I LOVE riding western , I have the "Oh ___" handle as I call it lol ) My son took this video and it's not very good quality because he couldn't hold his hand still, he needs some practice! So if you could please tell me what ya think from what you may be able to see and I will try and get more videos later !
Oh I am on the white horse by the way ! https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!...16205638462548
Well, eight years of growing up and stiffening will make a rider feel different. In time, you'll be more able to be comfortable with his motion. And , every horse is different. Some have more challenging canters than others.
I am excited to ride my walkers ! I have never rode one before and everyone keeps on telling me that it will be so much more different ! I love my friends horse though , he really is a good ride and as much as he wants to bolt as fast as he can , he lets me hold him back ! ( He does really good for a 26 yr old ) I am just mainly worried about what to when I get in a situation where the horse spooks or is not wanting to listen to me !
I know about mistakes ! I was thown from a black stallion when I was like 11 and got the scars to prove it lol ! I just freak out when that happens (at least when I was younger ) and I am not sure if lessons would help with that or not , but like you were saying some of it you learn by trial and error. I have been trying to bond with my boys so when its time to ride they will trust me .