08-14-2013, 01:15 AM
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If I understand your description, the horse was possibly going to either buck or rear or spin or something. The teacher saw that you were leaning forward so much that should he do something, you would surely fall off. It is only natural to want to curl forward when things get scary, but it's the worst thing you can do. Not only do you become less balanced, you become unable to drive the horse forward when he needs a rider to take charge and get him to give up any idea of rearing or bucking or whatever. It's at times liek that that you need to sit up, put a leg on and take command.
I know, easier said than done. That's why a calmer horse, less spooky and more easily directed is what you need until you are more confident to sit up even when scared.