Originally Posted by tinyliny
a school horse is a good idea, I think.
As for the hands, all of those things take time to become ingrained habits. No one I know got it overnight. Here's something to help:
Think of your hands as kind of holding the bit ring itself. To do so, they would have to be vertically aligned. AND thing of your thumb as being the "roof" on top of your closed and bent fingers. AND the roof POINTS directly toward the horse's bit, like laser sights out of your thumb toward it.
Get it, and KEEP it , as long as you can. Then REget it and so on . . . ..
Thank you :)
I will use the lesson horse as much as I can since she has camp all summer long most horses will be used so I will have to take Gidget. It's hard when you are learning at the same time your horse is and the fact that Gidget can be very rude at times.
Today was a great day. I spent the day with my family and rode Gidget and I practiced my half seat and worked on my hands. I have a feeling my hands are going to be my worse enemy for awhile as I have created habits
...good ol' habits. I practiced in the mirror today to see what my trainer sees and what she wants me to do..I'll admitt that I end up looking like a chicken trying to run away from a dog gone mad
I have faith that I will get better. This is defiently something I want to learn. I want to work together and not fight with my horse. I also worked on driving her to a "marching" walk today as I usually let her walk at her own pace.
My mom handed me a book tonight called "Centered Riding". I'm going to read it and see if it will help me.