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EnglishGirl144 02-18-2012 05:33 PM

i feel horrible
I had my first lesson yesturday the first in 2 years and I feel horrible, I couldnt keep my posting trot, at first I was all over the place and couldnt even post but by the end It was a 360, I could post without being all over the place but still would loose everything and had to stop. anybody restarting had this problem?
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mildot 02-18-2012 05:53 PM

Yes. I started riding a year ago after about a 35 year break.

I was a mess and rougher than a cob. Keep at it, it does get better with time in the saddle and good instruction.

MyBoyPuck 02-18-2012 08:09 PM

Starting riding again at age 28 after a 20 year break. Couldn't post to save my life for the first few weeks.

MudPaint 02-18-2012 08:31 PM

I was only off for a year due to an injury and was a floppy mess. Don't worry about it, just keep going. You're only being hard on yourself because you know what you're supposed to do, even if your muscles pretend they don't.

EnglishGirl144 02-19-2012 11:25 AM

thanks! i know that im supposed to do everything but my body wont let me
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gypsygirl 02-19-2012 11:32 AM

keep it up ! good luck in your future lessons, you will get it =]

liv885 03-16-2012 09:51 AM

I've coming back after a 6 year break and going from hunter to dressage, but only now is my posting feeling a little better after a month of lessons. At first I kept getting the wrong diagonals, my legs felt like they where swinging all over the place and I kept sitting too forward (all those years of doing hunter). Good Luck with your lessons!

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