Ok I have been riding for 4 years almost 5 and have fallen off 4 times.
The first time was in my first year of riding and I got bucked off and still don't know why the horse bucked.
But in the space of about 3-4 months I've fallen off 3 times and I fell off the 4th time yesterday and I feel kinda low now.
I know what I did wrong and why I fell. The 2nd time I just wasn't concentrating that well and was cuaght by suprise when I jumped and kinda just slid-off mid jump.
The 3rd time It was the first time I had ever cantered stirrupless and I got nervous lifted my leg and slid off the side, and when I landed I thought Id broken my pelvis because of how much it hurt. I got back on and tried cantering stirrupless again and managed to do it
but I haven done it for 2 weeks now and still feel nervous about it. I was riding a new, taller, horse too so that's why it hurt
The 4th time ,yesterday, I was riding another new horse who was about 16 hands and I was told he wasn't very keen on jumping. We managed to do a couple of 2"6 jumps but then on like the 3rd jump, I knew he wasn't going fast enough, he refused the jump and I managed to do a front flip right into the middle of the jump. I tryed it again afterwards and managed to do it.
I know exactly what I did wrong on all 3 falls and I got back on immediately but I still feel kinda low because the 3rd fall I had about 2 weeks ago then another one yesterday and I feel really bad about it
Any tips on how I can get my confidence back?