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  • 3 Post By waresbear
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    10-17-2012, 02:25 AM
  #1
Yearling
I dont know what happen with me today. =(

Today I went riding with my cousin and I was excited I love riding her horse a 16 hand QH! But we got to her barn I started getting nervous. I videoed and took pics of her riding and jumping for a little bit. When it was time for me to get on and ride I had gone from super excited to a nervous wreak and I don't know why. This is a horse i've walked trotted and cantered before with no problems. I don't know if has anything to do with the last time I was here and the horse took off on me. Nothing major he just cantered when I wasnt ready for it. I didnt come off or anything and I rode him fine after that. It really bothers me that I was so nervous today. I do know he's a majorly different feel than Shaggy not to mention several hands taller. I guess that could be one reason I got nervous. We're going riding again tomorrow and I'm scared that because I'm nervous that the horse is going to freak on me.
     
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    10-17-2012, 02:37 AM
  #2
Trained
Longer down to the ground, makes some nervous, yes. Just breathe & relax and concentrate on your riding, nothing is going to happen. A little tidbit of inspiration, my horse is 16HH. The other day, I asked my granddaughter if she wanted to ride with me, she said "YES!" Was just me & her & the horse, she stayed out of the way when I tacked up & waited on the mounting block while I lead him in the arena. I got on & then scooped her up. She put her hands on the reins & I put my hands over top of hers, we practised turning and stopping for a bit. Then we trotted and then cantered, she wasn't nervous, she wanted me to get off so she could ride by herself! By the way, she is 1 1/2 yrs old, Indy is 16HH, if she can do it, you can too!
     
    10-17-2012, 03:06 AM
  #3
Yearling
Thanks so much waresbear for your story about your granddaughter makes me a little no a lot better! I know its all in my head and I'm over thinking it and I need to just ride. So that's what i'm going to do tomorrow just ride and enjoy it!
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    10-17-2012, 03:21 AM
  #4
Super Moderator
Just ride and try to enjoy! Riding taller horses is very much like riding a thunderstorm for me, especially, at the faster gaits - I am a total fan of it and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE riding my boy and others that are 16HH and up! Besides, if you ever happen to fall from a horse like that - you get longer to think and align your body correctly for a softer landing, lol
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    10-17-2012, 05:02 AM
  #5
Started
Smile, even if you don't feel like it! Also, sing or hum (doesn't have to be loud enough for anyone to hear). Look ahead and let your shoulders drop down and back - I tend to find that I tense my shoulders without noticing, and when I relax them it has a huge effect on my general level of relaxation and also my breathing.
     
    10-17-2012, 04:14 PM
  #6
Foal
Agree!

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Originally Posted by Saranda    
Just ride and try to enjoy! Riding taller horses is very much like riding a thunderstorm for me, especially, at the faster gaits - I am a total fan of it and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE riding my boy and others that are 16HH and up! Besides, if you ever happen to fall from a horse like that - you get longer to think and align your body correctly for a softer landing, lol

I ride a 18.3HH Percheron and people always stare at me. I LOVE riding a bigger horse. Embrace the big guys, they are so much fun to ride. They have such great forward walks and trots. The canter is amazing, though with my guy we don't canter often, the trot is faster than most other canters or lopes! I agree with riding the big horses that you have longer to plan your landing too!
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    10-17-2012, 06:52 PM
  #7
Weanling
Maybe try going on the lunge-line until you feel a bit more comfortable
     
    10-18-2012, 12:51 AM
  #8
Banned
A very normal feeling. Your anxiety is rising as you think about all the 'possibilities', this came on after I had an experience where I was out of control and had a wreck. I used to suffer from shaking knees and sweats before I climbed on a horse, the more exposure I got to all kinds of different horses the less I had the anxiety.

I can sometimes still feel the little butterfly fluttering around in my belly every now and again.

Push your way through it, or else it will control you.
     

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