Anyways, I know the english riding and western riding are very very different. Since I really got serious about english riding and jumping I got a trainer and I know that, that is a step into eventually getting into the showing ring but I know it's going to be a while. Well it has been about a month maybe since i've had a lesson because where I live right now it has been raining so much and it takes a while for my trainers arena to be fixed up enough to have a lesson and I can't ride at home either because of all the rain and mud. My trainer said have a natural seat which is a good thing but with it being so long since i've ridden and have had a lesson, I know I have forgotten so much and I haven't been able to practice. I don't know what I can do because I do watch jumping videos sometimes but with not being able to practice I don't know what to do I'm afraid I am probably horrible now with my jumping and even the basics of english riding but is there really anything I can do besides watching videos and reading books and stuff about it?
And it really doesn't help when "my friend" says, "[...]don't do english it's to hard and you'll get tired of it." When she did but I definetly won't I think it's soooo much fun and exciting. My trainer did say that the sooner I started entering in local competitions(nothing big and expensive) the better because I am 14 now and once I turn 18 I will be in the adult level of competition. I just need someones input and/or advice on how I can keep from falling behind anymore. I don't know much about enlgish either just what I have learned so far but like I said, I have forgoten a lot.
You can reply to this thread or pm me because ANY adivce/help/ideas/suggestions will help and I will reall appriciate it.