So I had a friend take some photos of me riding Jax today and some video which I'm thrilled about.
What I'm not so thrilled about is my horrible embarrassing equitation! Looking at some of the photos/video I just want to curl up and die but my HORSE is the most photogetic gorgeous thing on the planet. I actually feel embarrassed, like people would look at us and think he could do so much better Ok so this is kind of a silly thread but on some level I really do worry about that!
We are both coming off really long riding hiatuses. He's been in rehab to get over a lameness and before I adopted him I hadn't ridden in six years. He's still pretty green and not the easiest horse to ride but I don't want to make excuses for my awful eq!
I used to be a pretty good rider and did dressage and showed and oh oh oh my teenage self would have ripped me a new one seeing those videos today. I'm taking lessons but at the moment they are mostly focusing on the horse, teaching him to move off the leg and work on and off the rail and how to stay in a controlled trot etc. I think I'm going to ask for her to help me with my position more at the same time now that I've seen the result with my own two eyes!
I guess I'm mostly upset because I felt so confident riding today until I saw the film! It's just sloppy and bad posture, leg moving WAY too much. Nothing dangerous or horrifying but really really unflattering meanwhile my horse looks like something out of a calendar. Have you ever felt that way? That you were going to embarrass your horse?