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post #11 of 13 Old 07-12-2010, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone! Oh my gosh I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the motivational and positive messages!!!

Before Jax got the green light to be ridden I took a few lessons on a schooling horse and we focused ONLY on my form. Now that we are schooling with him we are focusing nearly entirely on the horse with a few comments when I think I just drive her crazy -- lol!

I'm not giving up and once he moves to the new barn (tomorrow!!!!) we are taking lessons 3 days a week to get both of us softer and in better shape and doing things properly. I can't afford so many lessons for more than a few months (going to stretch my budget as far as I can) but I think its so important for us both to get things under control and done correctly first and foremost so if that means I can't get extras like a haircut or a smoothie for a few months so be it!

He's the most wonderful horse in the world (totally unbiased...) and is SO patient with me. He's still green and learning but you wouldn't believe how tolerant of my slouchy awfulness and swinging leg he is. I'm very very lucky :)

Plus, like someone said - we have all the time in the world to learn! He's only seven and I plan to keep him until he's a crusty old man but hopefully my eq will improve a bit by then XD

Anyways thank you thank you thank you everyone! It IS really so embarrassing to come back to riding as an adult and have lost your seat and posture and have to start over as a beginner when you used to kick butt - lol. Cinny we are totally in the same boat but you are MUCH braver than I! I will not be posting those videos here, my heart couldn't take it lol!

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post #12 of 13 Old 07-12-2010, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind View Post
I would guess we have all felt that way more than once in our lives.

Instead of beating yourself up over it, use the video as a tool to start fixing the things you need to fix. I am sure in a short time, when you get another video tape, you will be very proud of your improvement.
This is wonderful advice.

We've all been there.

"When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter." -- Roy Rogers
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-12-2010, 06:40 PM
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Holy cow, when I first got my OTTB, I felt so badly because I didn't think he'd be able to reach his full (or even half) of his potential with me as his rider. I had been off for over a year with a really bad leg after a fall. Three years later, we're starting eventing, schooling 2nd level dressage moves, jumping things bigger than twigs and running around on trails like a pair of idiots having a ball. My horse is waaayy cuter than me! I tell him all the time.

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
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