thanks guys :)
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 dont 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 dont want to do when she knows im ready and i don't, and she refuses downright to do anything she realises i cant 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