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post #41 of 45 Old 11-14-2011, 01:16 PM
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post #42 of 45 Old 11-14-2011, 02:24 PM
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What a great thread, it's good to know so many people, even experienced riders, sometimes are afraid. I'm definitely more nervous about riding than when I was younger, but I can't let it stop me. I've never had my own horse, I just ride whenever I have the chance, but when I haven't been able to ride for a while, I feel like something is missing in my life. And then when I get up on a horse and its been awhile, I'm terribly nervous, and I know that makes the horse more nervous, but its hard to relax at first. But once I'm up on the horse, somehow I start to feel like everything is right, and this is where I'm supposed to be, and so happy that I'm able to ride this amazing creature.
I think you can definitely find the right horse, one who's calm and maybe 'bomb-proof', and I think it helps once you get to know the horse and trust them, and they also start to trust you. Some horses are just too headstrong if you're not very assertive. Maybe a smaller horse is also the right choice, as it just seems a little less high up. Even if you get nervous when you start to ride, maybe try & focus, like some people were saying, breathe to relax yourself, focus on what you want to accomplish today, even if its just a lazy walk around the field, and remember why you're there in the first place, because you love horses so much your fear can't keep you away. Strangely, it also seems to help me a little when the horse does something like spook a little, or even bolt, and then after it, I realize I helped calm the horse down, or just that I stayed on and didn't lose my head, and I remind myself that I'm not such a bad rider. It seems like you're a natural rider, and just your fear or anxiety might be making you a little stiff. I'm sure you'll find the horse you're looking for!
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post #43 of 45 Old 11-14-2011, 05:19 PM
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You should look for a 'confidence builder' type horse one that's been there done that. There are a some of them out there but the prices might be on the high side. After all not many people want to part with them.
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post #44 of 45 Old 11-14-2011, 05:32 PM
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oh this thread is awesome. It reminds me of my first horse. This sweet little qh no matter how scared I was he took me further than I thought. He was the best thing in the world. Sadly he has passed after a long retirement. But those horses are out there just hard to find :)
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post #45 of 45 Old 11-18-2011, 10:39 PM
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I had no idea there were so many others like me. I have always been a timid rider and it's held me back from reaching my full potential. I'd finally become pretty confident when my soul mate rocky died. He was the one horse that I trusted completely and after he was taken away from me =( I lost all my confidence. I went from jumping and being able to ride in any situation on him to barely being able to canter on a lesson horse. It's been over a year and I'm just starting to feel like my old self.
But I'll always be timid. Like you, it's just my nature. Thank you so much for sharing this. It makes us timid riders feel less alone
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