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        01-27-2011, 08:13 AM

    Originally Posted by HairyCob    
    Bad days are all part of progress, you just have to get through them to get to the better ones.

    If you're not happy riding with others, prehaps having private lessons might be an idea, so the instructor can focus on you and you only.
    I agree with HairyCob - I started lessons again after 10 years and had my first lesson in a group setting and very quickly went to private lessons. It is working for me. Do not give up!!!
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        01-27-2011, 12:31 PM
    Seriously, this was me last April - was just brutal. But it has gotten DRAMATICALLY better. Hang in there! Don't let it get you down!
        01-27-2011, 12:53 PM
    I didn't ride for 10 years! I'm still trying to get the hang of things again after being back in the saddle for well over a year. It takes time. Just remeber that you're there to learn, not to compare yourself to others. You'll only get better by continuing to practice!
        01-27-2011, 05:04 PM
    Don't be too hard on yourself.I just got back in the saddle this past November after not riding for 2-3 years.Didn't have the time or money to buy a horse until I moved out into the country with my BF.I started riding horses at the age of five up until the age of 16,and used to show western pleasure horses.I couldn't believe how out of shape I was when I took my horse on a trial ride before I officially bought her.Your body just has to readjust to the posture and strain on your muscles.What really helped me get back some of my flexibility and balance by doing yoga,it works wonders for riders :)
        01-27-2011, 05:38 PM
    My approach to taking lessons:
    Keep in mind that you are at a lesson to learn! Don't worry about what you think of as faults or flaws in your riding during the lesson. Your instructor is there to make note of these things and help you and guide you to correct them. This is more likely to happen in an individual lesson than in a group lesson as your instructor can concentrate on you, and if you are having a problem you can stop riding and talk to your instructor about it; something that you can't do in a group lesson.
    I knew people who approached their lessons as though they were going to a show. They wanted to impress their instructor with how well they were doing. I don't think that they learned as much in their lessons as I did.
    My instructor could put me through my paces at the beginning of each lesson and see what I was doing well, but she and I both concentrated most of our time on what I was currently having difficulties with/obstacles that I needed to overcome and what suggestions she had for doing so. Then I practiced these suggestions on my own until our next lesson.
    Perhaps most importantly during a lesson: keep your sense of humor!
        01-28-2011, 08:48 AM
    The first two years of riding lessons I took I was put on the ploddiest poines known to man; I used to really dislike it because all my friends were on horses that just went. Looking back those plodders made me a better rider. If i'd been put on a forward horse I would never have learned how to keep a lazy horse going, my seat wouldn't be as good and I wouldn't appreciate a forward horse so much.

    It always sucks at first, but the lessons will get better and you'll get better over time.
        01-28-2011, 08:59 AM
    I also agree with the other posters that suggested private lessons. You might get a lot more out of them, and focus on you rather than the other riders.
        01-30-2011, 12:17 PM
    Green Broke
    Get a private lesson.

    Believe me looking like a fool happens to all of us.

    I have ridden to a high level in dressage however 6 months ago I lost my pony and then bought a youngster. I havent ridden since then. Last week I was shoved on a horse to try it for someone else and honestly I felt like a moron, I couldnt find any buttons and couldnt get this horse going, admittedly I don't think the horse had many buttons schooled into it to start with which certainly didnt help.
    Yesterday however I was shoved on a medium level dressage mare and it all came flooding back and I managed to get a fairly good tune out of her!

    Keep going it will come back to you and your muscles will remember honestly!

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