So I started riding my mare. I have basically done everything from the ground up. I have a trainer as well and my mare is the first I've taken from the ground up. This mare has never done anything I can't handle and has never shaken my confidence. We have a great bond. I trust her but I feel like a complete idiot riding her.
The why: Im so worried about her responses that if she did get out of hand Im scared Id fall and fail her (she looks to me before she makes a decision/spooks). I get nervous on her which she has to sense and the nerves affect my riding skill. Im not a new rider and ride a lot of green horses but I lack the confidence in my own training and I have a horrible seat and bad reaction times when I am nervous but its only on her like I've said I ride green horses all the time. Im on a new horse nearly everyday. I know its all mental. Its a cycles that stems from not trusting my own training.
Side note: my trainer gave a lesson to a 10 yr old on her just the other day.
Guess my question is that obviously my trainer trusts my training. Why don't I?? What can I do? Ground work is not the answer as that us where we excel. Its a total mental thing with her. Im confident on the ground but start to lose it in the saddle. BTW she is a very very very good girl with the potential to be bad lol but she really would rather please.
Sorry for the long post
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