Originally Posted by meemoicloee23
well first off (you wont want to here this) you should get a new trainier...i was like you. I was taking a lesson and after about a week or two I started getting realy fustraited, because I just couldn't jump 3' I was affraid, because the first time I jumped (like you) I fell. And the horse I was riding felt I was nevouse and afraid and kept dodging it. After about 2 monthes of working just doing that and my trainer telling me do it do it, I got afraid of jumping all together. But I wouldn't tell anyone. Eventually my mother pulled me out of that barn and I went to a new one and got comfterble jumping again. It took a long time but now I can jump 3' fine :) anyhow, my trainer at the new barn put it up o 2'6 and told me it was 3'. Then she told me to close my eyes right before my horse takes off and just jump it. I did. And right after that she moved it up to 3' for realy and I jumped it. It felt amazing! So I geuss i'm saying I think your trainer is pushing you to fast. I think you should get a new one...
I have to reply to this post. As an instructor, we can only read so much body language, so if you don't tell us something is up, if you don't communicate your fears and help us help you, then of course we don't know something is wrong! I hope switching instructors helped you, but please don't badmouth your old one, it seems to me that there wasn't much communication and feedback from you. Posted via Mobile Device