Originally Posted by brodieluver26
]Any advice? Has this happened to you? What did you do to build your horses and your confidence back?[/B]
Thanks :) I plan to jump a little lower and free jump him oxers instead.
Oh yes this has happened to me! And it sucks I know. But you have to look past that lesson and realize even the best riders have 'off' days. Last summer my horse and I went on a refusing spree. I lost some of my confidence and wanted to give up but I knew I couldnt. I kept pushing myself to get through that phase, and I had some amazing friends to help me. I did however, start lowering the fences, to slowly build my confidence back up. It worked, very well. And now jumping, is forever, and always will be my most favorite thing to do.
For you, lowering the fences is a great idea. Keep them as low as you want until you believe you are ready to start hitting the higher jumps. Just ALWAYS keep a positive mind set and never give up. Remember, if you get frustrated, un-focused, or lose your confidence, your horse will to. Always keep your head up, good things will happen!
Good luck. Keep us updated!