Scaredy novice - episode "Five year old Friesian stallion" - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 48 Old 04-16-2016, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Scaredy novice - episode "Five year old Friesian stallion"

Holy mother of... I have no idea what possessed me to try this horse. I'm a nervous rider. The horse is a prancing and preening machine and he is HUGEEEE. And five. And a stallion. And black - and we've all seen the movies about black stallions, haven't we?

Well, I didn't fall off but it was a good rodeo show, farting and squeeling all the way down the arena. Caught a break and scrambled off in one piece, thankfully.

Kids, trust your instincts, even when experienced equestrians tell you "go for it, you'll be fine".

Thank you all for listening
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post #2 of 48 Old 04-17-2016, 02:05 AM
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You're amazing!! Lol. Amazing for trying - and for afterwards laughing off your naivety at having decided to place your butt in the saddle.
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Oh, I forgot this little gem:

Instructor: "MORE LEG!!!"
Me: "I CAN'T FEEL MY LEGS! I'M TOO SCARED!"
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You have an instructor, and they put a novice on a STALLION? Your instructor must be bogus. He/she could get you killed
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I have to agree with the above - how experienced is this instructor who feels it is ok to stick a nervous novice on a young horse let alone a stallion. I'm not going to tell you what to do, or say this instructor is doing anything the wrong way BUT if your gut is telling you something, bloody well listen to it and don't be afraid to stand up for yourself. Sometimes all one can do is shake their head....

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
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Novice riders ride stallions all of the time, just not so much in the United States, or the United Kingdom and apparently New Zealand either. Young ones may be a different story. My mare gave me a nice little rodeo the first time I rode her at a little over four years old. Just hang on and bail when you can.
That being said, it's usually a good idea to analyze the situation before getting on. Glad to see you kept your sense of humor about it.
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Eh, this one's all on me. You would think that a 40 year old woman would have enough sense to think: "Wait, I still struggle with school horses, maybe I shouldn't try that fire breathing dragon yonder. But it's soooo prettttty! And I wannnaaa!". Spaghetti for brains, I tell ya :)
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I get ya. You had the chance to drive a Ferrari. You did it and you lived to tell the tale. Sounds like fun! Now back to the Camry. . .
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I get ya. You had the chance to drive a Ferrari. You did it and you lived to tell the tale. Sounds like fun! Now back to the Camry. . .
The Ferrari in question (not me in the photo)

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Stunning! I would have wanted to ride him too
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