And don't get me wrong, im NOT against having a trainer, it's just that where I live, there are only about 50 people in the whole village, and we live a good hour away from any decent trainers. As it is, we travel 30 minutes into town each morning just to get to school and I don't want to ask my parents to give up more petrol and time to take me to lessons.
And yes, I do realise how potentially dangerous it is to me and my horse, but I am a sensible person and bubbles is kind of like a trainer to me, she pushes me to do something I don't want to do when she knows im ready and I don't, and she refuses downright to do anything she realises I can't do, but all in all, she looks after me really well. And I couldn't ask for a better horse.
And thankyou for the tips about not jumping ahead and shortening my stirrups.
I will shorten my stirrups a bit, the only real reason for not doing this in the first place is because my stirrups would not go any shorter, I now have new stirrups yay :)
And I don't really know how to not jump ahead of her, do I wait a tiny bit longer before going up into position? Or just not go up out of my seat as far?
And as for the jumping bareback, I like that lol. I've done it once and my horse was kind of like, what the hell are you doing? (and so was I to be honest :L)
And so far (*touch wood*) I haven't fallen off. That day will come though and im not scared of falling off, im more scared of hurting bubbles... which is also why I ride her in a hackamore