Well, there goes my confidence.
So, i have a Warmblood X Thoroughbred named Stoney who ive owned for just over a year. We have jumped up to 3'3, but generally we jump between 2'3-2'9 and im confortable at this height. I've always been a confident rider, ive taken my share of falls, and been quite hurt because of them.
A month or so i fell off Stoney when he ducked out infront of a jump. It was completely my fault he ducked out, i didnt have him straight nor did we have enough momentum to make the jump, anyways, i ended up landing on the jump, and breaking it. Like snapping the pole in half. This hurt so bad, but i wasnt scared or anything. i didnt not get back on (we were worried i had fractured my hip) but next week i was jumping again no problem.
Anyways, i fell off last friday when Stoney stopped infront of a 2'9 oxer and well, i didnt stop. I wasnt hurt or anything, i jumped up and got back on. But then i realized how scared i was. I tried to get him to jump the jump i had fallen off of over, but i couldnt get him to go over it. So my instructor told me to jump the little 18" crossrail. He wouldnt. So i hopped off and we lunged him over both jumps, he didnt even bat an eye, he just hopped over them no problem. He wouldnt jump them because i was scared to. I've never been scared to jump in my life. And now, im scared to jump even the smallest of jumps. I want to quit jumping.
Does anyone know any tips on how i can get my confidence back?
Ps. Sorry about any spelling mistakes, i typed this all really quickly
For without a horse, i could not fly.