Originally Posted by squekers998
I had lessons Yesturday and my girth wasnt tight enough and the saddle slipped when I was cantering now im kinda affraid to canter on a lunge line. Is there some way how to teach my self not to be scared/worried that I will fall? I canterd once but that was on accedent it was right after the trot and I only cantered for about a few sec but I wasnt scared only when im on a lunge line im scared too.
OP, is that you on the horse going over the fences in your avatar? I would think if you have the nerve to do that, you can handle cantering!
But, to specifically answer your question... remind yourself that the fall was due to faulty tack. Had you checked the girth before the lesson begun, you probably would not have fallen off the horse.
Then remind yourself that that is a completely controllable situation. You own and control your tack.
It is far scarier to fall off because the horse spooked or behaved like a butt. You cannot control that. You never know when the horse will do something stupid again so you are always on guard for the moment the horse will dump you.
But, a loose girth. Well, make a mental note to saddle the horse, bridle the horse, walk / lead the horse, then recinch.
When you mount, remind yourself that you took the necessary precautions and then remind yourself you would not have fallen otherwise.