hey i am an intermediate advanced english rider and i am really struggling with my position at the moment
i ride at a riding school so ride a wide variety of horses
Because i work there at the weekends i usually ride the ones that others dont want to ride because their scared of them bucking/bolting and stuff or the new horses that have never worked in a riding school and there testing them out, because im not a nervous rider, i am fine on the horses that are forward, frisky, buck, rear and strong, i am fine position wise.
BUT when i get on the horses who have been at the riding school for years and have a few tricks up their sleeve (like refusing to move, slamming on the brakes etc... just being a pain in the butt) i really stuggle
in my lesson this week i was on a really stubborn horse who is just a pain in the butt and stops and i dont really get on with her when riding, she was refusing to move for like half of the lesson and i had definately worked harder than she had i was absolutely exhausted and was nearly passing out at the end and i have completely wrecked my hip knee and ankles their swollen and bruised,
Anyway back to position! when i ride these sorts of horses, when they stop or slow down i completely forget about position and lean back which is even worse than forward in this situation because this makes them want to stop
i need help !!!!
ANY advice welcome !
im really down about this and was crying after my lesson because i thought i had got out of this habit but i clearly haventim just soooooo frustrated!!!