Smrobs...great post as always girl. I've been thinking this a lot lately and am glad you opened this up for convo.
I have found myself recently over thinking riding. When I was younger, you know, when I used to bounce instead of break, I just got on and WENT. You say that horse wont go out by himself? Wanna bet? Oh he bucks at the canter, eh? We will just have to see. My confidence has always been the strongest point of my riding. It certainly never was my position! I took a crap-tastic fall a few months back...one of those 'oops...should have been paying attention' falls..no ones fault really...but ever since then, I've been a bit gunshy. I broke myself out just yesterday. I have been wanting to go on a trail by my lonesome forever. I always have to wait until there is a group of us. Barn rules mostly dictated by a bunch of herdbound horses. I walked in that barn like I owned the place, snatched up Scooter, the spookiest of the bunch, tossed tack on him and ran his fat hiney up and over the hill. Had one of the best rides of my life. And amazingly...so did he. While my confidence was just recovering...his doubled. He thinks he is a trail MASTER now.
Sorry to turn that into a novel. I just had to share with the group. I should have said this before.
Hi. My name is Cori. I Ride.