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 :)