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    04-17-2010, 09:07 PM
switching disiplines?

Hi all... I was hurt badley in a riding accident 11 years ago. I was bucked off a horse and thrown on to train tracks.. I ended up with a severe concussion, frac skull/swelling........ and alot of fear issues!

I sold that horse. And got some nice and quiet ones,,,,,,,,,,,,, but I have been dealing with fear issues, I have barely gone faster then a trot since that accident. I recently took up dressage for a year, and then got out of it ,, as after a year of lessons and schooling for me and my one horse,, I found that neither of us were realy progressing,,,,,,,, (every lesson, my instrucor was concentrating on getting my horses head round, and difficult higher level things)... ie Ronderge? Etc...

I want to learn a dicipline that the horse will like (my guys didnt seem to enjoy dressage,... ) and that is a safe one,,,,,,,,

I watched some reining today and could not believe how well trained and happy the horses seemed! And on a loose rein!

SO I am asking all of you your opinions! Which dicipline!??
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    04-17-2010, 09:16 PM
I think you should just concentrate on getting over your fear of riding before going discipline specific. Reining horses are also very fast, as is pretty much every other discipline of horse, other than dressage.
    04-17-2010, 09:20 PM
Sorry forgot to add,,,, I don't want to compete,,, just find a dicipline that is good for me,,,,,,,, I ride alot now,, I have all my horses at home,, I am just not progressing! :( I want to canter again! But I want to know I have control ..........
    04-17-2010, 09:23 PM
I agree with justsambam. Just so you know, not all dressage is about is getting your horse round and at a higher level. My trainer always makes sure that both my horse and I are happy and that my horse is supple.
    04-17-2010, 09:48 PM
I think before you start focusing on a specific discipline... maybe just find a good instructor that will help to get you and your horses technique and confidence back.

When you feel happy with where you are at, assess what you want to do and then pick a discipline that you feel happiest in.
    04-19-2010, 09:12 PM
Reining is great! Its my life. I am a very brave person and sometimes reining makes my gut drop in fear. =s. I would just focus on getting relaxed than look at what interests you.
    04-20-2010, 12:04 AM
I don't think that if I evan do take up reining that I will be doing all the fast things etc,,,,,,, what my interest is ,, is that the horses all seem to be soooo well trained and evan seem to like it and eager to do it,,,,,,,, adn on a loose rein,,,,, that's what I mean about switching diciplines,,,,,,, somthing that I can learn and be comfortable with,,,,
I ride all the time now,,,, I can get on my guys and walk trot,,, but no cantering,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I think that I have done it under 20 times since the accident,
So what I mean by switching dicipines,,, is somthing that is not as complicated as the dressage,,,,,,, my horses did not like it,, and I don't care about rounderge etc etc, lol I just want to learn a less complicated way :)

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