I just moved with my family to indonesia, and finally after a 4 years break (they didn't have any stables close to my old house) , I started horse riding again! Six years ago I did horse riding for two years ( then I had to move again) but there no one ever taught me properly: they just sat me on the horse and told me how to stop, turn and that I had to stand and sit during the trot, so I kind of improvised with the feet position, sit wise etc.
So at the moment I am trying to learn how to do it properly. I changed a few horses in the past few months, but finally 3 weeks ago I found my 'soul mate' ;)
Her name is silver and she is really strong and powerful. The first day I rode her she just started galloping like crazy and she really didn't want to stop... it was my first time galloping but I felt sooo good on her.. I mean I didn't fell or anything and I could balance myself pretty well.. I was also enjoying myself so I think I was kind of encouraging her to not stop (my teacher wasn't happy to hear that afterwards.. he was pretty scared actually ) so we kind of got this connection between us I guess..
We both like to run but the problem is that I want her to run when I decide not just her bolting and scaring the crap out of everyone :) so the first question is what should I do to be the one that decides? It happened to me today as well, we were cantering and she just started running faster and faster... I tried to make her to circles but a soon as I pulled her she would just sprint more...
Moreover, I am pretty sure I canter wrong.. with other horses I can just sit back and follow the horse movements.. with her though I i tend to follow her in a kind of jumping position ( i've no idea how you would call it. Im not leaning forward but I am getting up with my butt) ... and it is not that I am less balanced (actually it is better if I just do that rather than just trying to sit) I just can't sit steady on the saddle... any advices?
Wow can't believe that someone just read all this (probably you just skipped to the end eh? )
Thank you for your time and your replies in advance :)