When I'm riding, I'm very focoused on doing this and that and whatever. But when something happens, my mind just isn't there.
For example, when Clyde spooked on the lunge line a few days ago. My mind blanked out and to be honest, I don't even fully remember what I did. I made him stop, stand there, and then continued.
When he bucked, I knew just to sit it out and chill for a minute. When he took off, I grabbed a rein and pulled to the left. Doing a leg yield and his throat latch got caught on a letter in the arena and I couldn't get it undone? Stayed totally calm and called out to my instructor.
I'm 13. Have been riding for about 8 years.
What's up with this? O.O