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  • How to sound confident when talking to a riding instructor

 
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    04-30-2010, 04:41 AM
  #11
Foal
I am 13 now and my parents did talk to the riding instructor and she knew my mum wanted to lease her
     
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    04-30-2010, 08:13 AM
  #12
Green Broke
Sounds like you will have to start over. Hopefully finding a instructor that will find you the horse that fits you and stick with it until you feel confident. I think that instructor was wrong to take that away from you. Good luck with the next instructor.
     
    04-30-2010, 07:43 PM
  #13
Trained
Sorry didn't realise you'd answered how you lost your confidence.

I don't think its a confidence thing myself, I think it's an 'upset' or 'im a princess and don't want to ride a different pony' problem.
Unfortunately that is life and we have to deal with it. I was competing my coaches warmblood last year and doing very well on her, I would have brought her for double what my coach paid for her, but instead she decided that she wanted to use her as a school horse. Of course I was devastated, but hey, her horse her decision. The mare would've been a super competition horse and got me onto the state squad, but she was going to make more money being turned into a school horse and that's just how it goes.

Find another horse to ride, I don't think you've 'lost your confidence' over such a petty occurrence.
     
    05-01-2010, 03:53 PM
  #14
Yearling
Bossybum, I have had lots of firsthand experience with having horses taken right out from under my nose. It has happened to me four times, and yes, it is sad and very hard, because naturally you grow close to the horse. But I just had to accept it and move on, because none of them belonged to me and I had no say about where they should be and what should be done with them.

I don't think it is confidence. I think that it's rather just that you were let down, and you didn't cope very well with it. I suggest that you try and get back into the flow of things and try to form some kind of protective "shell", because sadly, things work like that in the horse world. I hope that things get better for you, and that you can get back to riding and being with horses again.
     
    05-01-2010, 06:45 PM
  #15
Foal
Yes my parents did talk to the riding instructor because she is my aunty and it was her horse. She said that she will look into leasing the horse she also said that I am the best in that class so all I need is to get my confidence back but how. So can we put me losing the horse I love behind us and can I get some tips on how to get my confidenceback

Thankyou
     
    05-01-2010, 09:05 PM
  #16
Weanling
I agree...this doesn't really seem like a confidence issue to me.
     
    05-01-2010, 09:25 PM
  #17
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by bossybum    
yes my parents did talk to the riding instructor because she is my aunty and it was her horse. She said that she will look into leasing the horse she also said that I am the best in that class so all I need is to get my confidence back but how. So can we put me losing the horse I love behind us and can I get some tips on how to get my confidenceback

Thankyou

Whoa, wait. Is it confidence with your abilities, or is it a fear/nervous thing? I don't understand how you could possible lose your confidence from just that.
     
    05-01-2010, 09:38 PM
  #18
Foal
I think you might need to look back and see if there are any other reasons to your confidence loss. Have you had any bad falls? Can you tell us why you want to get your confidence back? If you have had a bad experience with a horse, or horses, let us know what it was. Not being able to lease the horse of your dreams is a sad thing but it can't be the only reason to your loss of confidence.
I look forward to hearing your response and trying to help you through this.
     
    05-03-2010, 08:04 PM
  #19
Foal
You said that they wouldn't lease you the horse? Is your aunty the riding instructor. I know relatives can say something just to be nice without really meaning it. If she leased to horse to someone else, but not you, there would have a perfectly good reason.

I agree that this does not really sound like a confidence issue. Maybe you were a nervous rider to begin with, you grew comfortable with a particular horse and you don't want to try riding a new horse. I have a sister like that. =)
     
    05-03-2010, 09:39 PM
  #20
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by bossybum    
yes my parents did talk to the riding instructor because she is my aunty and it was her horse. She said that she will look into leasing the horse she also said that I am the best in that class so all I need is to get my confidence back but how. So can we put me losing the horse I love behind us and can I get some tips on how to get my confidenceback

Thankyou
I think you need to be a little more careful with words. My mum was not your instructor, she had no part in what happened. Just tell the story how it is and you will get more helpful opinions.
     

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