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    04-02-2011, 11:42 AM
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Weanling
want to jump but afraid to.

I Started back to riding a few months ago , I really want to jump but im afraid of falling Lol I got a new horse yesterday who is a complete confidence giver. Im hoping this will help , Does anyone have any advice? At the minute im jumping cross pole LOL but I want to go higher .
     
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    04-02-2011, 11:46 AM
  #2
Showing
My advice: find a good trainer that will teach you properly. Proper instruction will take care of your fears and make sure you're learning how to jump safely and effectively.
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    04-02-2011, 11:56 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
My advice: find a good trainer that will teach you properly. Proper instruction will take care of your fears and make sure you're learning how to jump safely and effectively.
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Thanx though here in the UK we don't have trainers we have lessons. Private 1 to 1 lessons are 35 a time.
     
    04-02-2011, 12:01 PM
  #4
Showing
Same thing :) start with lessons for your safety. Jumping is dangerous, please be safe and get lessons.
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    04-02-2011, 12:19 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
Same thing :) start with lessons for your safety. Jumping is dangerous, please be safe and get lessons.
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I do take lessons every wednesday :)
     
    04-02-2011, 02:15 PM
  #6
Foal
You say your just starting back? Does this mean you've jumped before? Do you know your basics? Or are you just wanting to bulid your confidence?
     
    04-02-2011, 02:55 PM
  #7
Weanling
Yeaa I know how to jump and the basics im just not confident.
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    04-02-2011, 03:07 PM
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Yearling
Jumping is the deadliest part of horse riding..... I echo the idea of getting a good trainer and developing your seat and balance.
     
    04-04-2011, 03:56 PM
  #9
Foal
Well If your going to be riding at home without your trainer also, just go slow. Start with just going over poles, crossrails.... bla bla. Ask your trainer what might help you. Make sure you talk to your trainer about it so that they don't over face you with a fence you are not ready for. Its ok to have lost some confidence. I found if you ride some schoolmasters for a while it will really help. Just trust the horse, trust your leg. Don't forget to breathe :)
     
    04-04-2011, 09:03 PM
  #10
Foal
If you aren't feeling very confident yet then don't worry about the hight of the fences, that will only come with time and practice. Continue working with your trainer until you feel safe and cmfortable and when you and your instructor feel you're ready then you can start to progress, pushing yourself if you aren't ready can easily set you back further if you are already a bit nervous. Be patient and it will come :)
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