Scared out of my mind

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

Scared out of my mind

This is a discussion on Scared out of my mind within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-27-2009, 09:23 PM
Post Scared out of my mind

Today was my thrid English lesson and my trainer wanted me to try and do 2-point. Two days ago, I got bucked off my horse(riding western)and injured my hip. I was trying to do 2-point today and I was scared out of my mind of falling. She told me to lean on his neck and I tried to do that but when he put his neck down something inside of me screamed "You're going to fall!" I have never been this scared before of riding. Can someone give me hints or advice on how to do 2-point and jumping without feeling freaked out?Thanks!
Sponsored Links
    10-27-2009, 09:37 PM
    10-27-2009, 09:38 PM
Maybe try working up to it gradually. It is a very odd feeling to be out of the tack if you're new to it. My suggestion would be to pick up a posting trot, and instead of posting every stride, stay up in 2 point for a few extra strides and then go back to posting. Post a little more and then do it again. Stay up only as long as you can without tipping forward or back. Don't feel weird about grabbing mane to help you balance. It can only help you and doesn't hurt your horse. It gives your mind the security that you're not going to be out of the tack that long, and it works wonders for your balance and lower leg strength.

Also have your instructor show you how to bridge your reins. Some riders hate it, but some love the additional security it provides for things just like you mentioned, when your horse lowers his head for whatever reason.

Go at your own pace. No reason to rush it.
    10-27-2009, 09:39 PM
Practice doing a 2pt position while standing on the ground. Have someone watch you & tell you if your angles are right. Once you feel really comforatble/confident in that position try it again on your horse. Its hard to move around sometimes when your not used to a certain position, bc we don't like to feel like we are putting ourselves in a positon that's going to make us fall !

Good luck =]
    10-28-2009, 07:47 AM
How long have you been riding? Are you doing this on a horse you can trust?

You could try doing it on the ground like gypsygirl suggested. And don't stress out so much. Don't feel pressurised to do something you are uncomfortable with. If you have just had an injury, I can understand. Maybe you should take it a step back until your confidence is up again.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Five things on your mind right now SallyJane Games 199 01-25-2010 10:38 PM
Change of Mind BluMagic Horse Shows 0 07-21-2009 03:37 PM
mind reader? ilovemyhorsies Jokes and Funnies 5 06-15-2009 05:10 AM
Why would anyone in their right mind do this?! Dressage10135 Horse Videos 20 03-30-2009 04:24 PM
blows her mind please help!!!! kerry Horse Training 5 08-01-2007 07:43 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0