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post #1 of 4 Old 08-20-2011, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Back in the Saddle again- a year later... :)

Hi everyone! Im relatively new here, I posted a thread in the "welcome" section a while ago but I guess thats not really a well read section with so many new people :)

Anyways, I rode today- for the first time in a YEAR. I haven't been on a horse in a year. I have been around them pretty much the whole time but not able to ride (torture). So today my friend offered to let me ride her shire x tb x dutch warmblood. Massive horse at around 17.2, but has a heart of gold.

She warmed him up for me so I could see how he went around and to make sure I would be comfortable on him. After about 15 minutes I got on him- We worked on the walk for a little bit and he was very responsive to my leg and he was very easy to work with. We did a bit of trotting and he was great- but I felt like an idiot because I kept collapsing my upper body and my leg was ridiculously ineffective. However, every time she would remind me, I could fix my position and I felt a lot more secure- which was good!

Then we decided to canter and he has a HUGE canter- I lost my stirrups when he kept breaking into a trot. I kept leaning back to get him to stop and he wouldn't! We cantered for a bit without stirrups and when I asked him to whoa- I felt like I couldn't ride anymore because I couldn't stop him! Eventually we did stop and my friend said that when I couldn't stop him- I actually let my reins out. lol, I guess I have quiet hands- a little too quiet!

Well, I cant wait to start consistent lessons with my favorite trainer and REALLY get back into it!

Anyone else take a while off riding? and can make me feel a little better?
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-20-2011, 11:41 PM
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I took off oh, like 15 years and after the initial 'holy crap this is hard, and why can't I ride like I used to?' time period, it all started coming back. Best decision I ever made. Glad you've got a really helps! Welcome back to the horsey side of life
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-21-2011, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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dang, 15 years...thats insane. I probably couldn't fathom getting back on a horse after THAT long, but thats awesome!
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-21-2011, 02:00 PM
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HEYY!!! I am starting riding again after a 8 month brake :) I cant wait! Thing is that you have to remeber about your friends horse is he is a big and heavy to handle horse. Espically if you have not ridden in a year! I think you are doing excellent, keep up the good work. If you were to loan/buy a horse I would suggest you go for a very responsive one. xxxxx

P.S even the best rider in the world would have to find his place in the saddle again after a years brake xxxxx
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