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        11-09-2009, 10:49 PM
    help help !

    So 2 months ago I got bucked off of my 3yo mare & broke my arm. Not a bad fall or anything like that, just one of those things that happens with a young horse & I ended up falling off. I started riding my pony 4wks after I broke my arm, but I just started riding gypsy [after I got the ok to ride from my doc] for the first like half lap around the arena I feel so nervous ! After that im totally fine & great, but right when I get on I feel awful & once tonight I felt like I even wanted to get off [in the first half lap] !!! I know that part of it is bc when I broke my arm I had JUST gotten on her when she took off bucking, but I am not a nervous person & I have never ever been nervous like this before.

    Anyone have any advice ? Im thinking im just going to have to keep riding her & eventually I wont feel like this any more.

    Anyone have a similar experience ?
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        11-09-2009, 10:53 PM
    Green Broke
    Yes I fell off my first lesson that involved jumping because someone opened the arena door and spooked the horse I was on.

    Just give it some time and don't pressure yourself.
        11-09-2009, 11:22 PM
    I was galloping around in a field with two friends and one horse's nose collided into my ribs, and I clung on, but then when my pony slowed down, I finally let go an fell to the ground. The pony I leased at the time went running off into the woods, so one of my friends had to go get him, while the other stayed with me and was thinking of ways tto get me back to the barn. I ended up (thank heaven) with only bruised ribs, which lasted only a couple of weeks.

    Anyway, after the incident, when I was better, I had a jumping lesson in a jumping field that was very uneven on the ground. I got really nervous, but I stayed strong, and finished my whole lesson.

    I think that maybe it's a trust thing with your horse, and if you have to, take it slow for a few weeks. Just do mostly walking and a little trotting for a few days, then you can do more trotting, then when you get back your confidence, you can go back to your regular riding. I hope you feel better!
        11-10-2009, 08:47 AM
    A good trainer can work with both you & your mare to get your confidence back & build a trusting relationship. Where are you in WI? I might be able to recommend someone.
        11-10-2009, 09:10 AM
    Im located in madison !

    Yeah I don't have a trainer right now, but we are going to try to get someone up here from mke once a month [a trainer I've known for 10yrs] so im going to be taking lessons with her if it all works out !

    Its weird bc im totally fine after half a lap. I sit there & talk myself of my ledge haha. I know I HAVE to relax for gypsy bc I don't want her to bc nervous bc of me. I've been doing w/t/c & totally fine once we get going. I just feel like im going to have a panic attack or something when I get on. I have been having someone hold her for me when I get on so I will keep doing that until I feel better about it
        11-10-2009, 04:15 PM
    Yeah that's probably the best way to do it, I wouldn't know what else to tell you.
        11-10-2009, 11:06 PM
    Soooo ! I rode gypsy tonight, she was really good =] & I was just nervous when I went to get on, but once I was on I was totally fine ! Yay =D im so glad im getting better !

    Im also going to take a lesson on the 22nd so I can't wait

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