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post #11 of 18 Old 08-24-2010, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind View Post
Have you mentioned to your instructor that you find it frustrating?

Maybe you can suggest your ride the same horse a few weeks in a row and then switch to a different horse.
I agree . Try talking to her and see if you can ride a horse you can get use to and more comfortable for riding and once you feel comfortable as a rider you should try different horses. By trying different horses it will make you a better rider !

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post #12 of 18 Old 08-25-2010, 12:56 AM
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I'd have to say if I was a beginner that might get frustrating, but I jump at the opportunity to ride everyone else's horses...hahaha.

However, if you keep riding the 4 normal lesson horses, you will eventually learn all of their quirks, and you won't feel "quite" so flustered each time; I think some trainers like to do that sort of thing, because they 1) trust their lesson horses enough to know they aren't going to hurt their green riders 2) they know it's only beneficial to ride more than one mount, rather than getting 'stuck' on just one.

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post #13 of 18 Old 08-25-2010, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Amlalriiee View Post
I would agree that riding a different horse every time is more challenging BUT I think it's going to be VERY good for you in the long run. I never had my own horse until ...she's coming in two weeks!....and so I have ridden a million different horses with different trainers or friends and it has really helped me to become a well-rounded rider. A lot of people who get that advantage with their own horse from a young age lose some flexibility along the way. They learn how to do it on THAT particular horse and when they have to ride one they aren't familiar with they don't do so well. I'm not a talented rider but I will get on any sane horse and ride it. It takes away that inhibition and it makes you more able to ride a variety of horses with a variety of temperaments.
Congrats on your new horse! I know you are excited.

Yea I see now where it is a good thing to be able to handle more than just what you are comfortable with, it is good to be challenged, i learn alot from that although at the time i may not particullarly like it lol.. and because also i won't be able to afford my own horse for a few years so i guess i will have to get used to it! : )
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post #14 of 18 Old 08-25-2010, 01:12 PM
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Just think about how much more you will understand in the end because you had to ride 4 different horses and learn different things then just being stuck on one.
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post #15 of 18 Old 08-25-2010, 08:36 PM
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Glad to provide maybe the good side of the situation Regan...and yes, I'm very excited!

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post #16 of 18 Old 08-25-2010, 11:37 PM
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I love riding new or different horses every week.

It shows where the horse is lacking in skills and more importantly where I am lacking.
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post #17 of 18 Old 08-26-2010, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by boldstart View Post
I love riding new or different horses every week.

It shows where the horse is lacking in skills and more importantly where I am lacking.
yes but how long have you been riding? i havent been riding long, well i did ride but i started all over properly a few months ago..anyway, i am a begginer and feel like one horse would help me establish myself before switching, as i mentioned. but its also a good learning experiance, as i also mentioned . farther down the road i might love it
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-26-2010, 12:37 PM
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Yes at my old school I rode a variety of horses but there was always one that I rode most. And at my current school I went from riding a 13 hand pony who was umm 'intresting' in the school, but lovely and dopey on hacks, to a slightly bigger horse who was more active in the school and loved jumping, but was like riding a racehorse when we went out on hacks, to riding a 15.2-16 hand horse with the bounciest canter ever and I am yet to hack him out :)

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