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Angel10101

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Angel10101 says:

Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

hi

I went for my lesson as normal 7.15pm till 8.15 to find out i was riding a very fast horse indeed . I was put on Jack for a change . Jack is a Dark Bay  Tb he stands about 16hh . At first i thought phil was kidding i couldnt even reach his head to put the reins over then he lowered his head for me . In the lesson i was having trouble rising to his BoUnCy trot and his canter was worse . I wasnt getting along with this horse so i asked phil could i swap and he said i was doing fine then he decided we had to take away are stirrups (i was not at all comfy with that, Phil knew though) and we went for a trot i kept my position and heels done reins short but not to short ( i was bouncing like mad ) . When Phil shouted Lydia HALT . I did so . We all looked up to see a tree like shadow on the roof . First we heard a crack then it fell spooking the horses . Jack started to frantically jump and prance and i was trying to calm him down but he then let out a big buck and started to power canter around i had No - stirrups but i stayed on .

This is no lie it actually happened and it has knocked my confidence alot !

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CopperFieldLady

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Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

It's dangerous when a horse starts to knock your confidence. Although you should be able to ride a variety of different horses at a riding school, there is nothing worse than being put on a horse that is above your capabilities. You say you told your instructor you weren't comfortable with riding him and especially without stirrups, so your instructor although should be able to push you, should know your limits. I think you should talk to your instructor about the horses you are capable of riding, and if nothing changes, I really do recommend looking for a new riding school.

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soniadevereux

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Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

well done for staying on. The adrenalin kicked in i bet. Glad you are ok, just look at the positive, YOU STAYED ON!!! xx

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*chip*

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Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

well done for staying on, n like copperfieldlady said, maybe speak to yor instructor say you want something to give you confidence, not scare you, some riding schools around me have had a bit of a reputation for pushing pupils faster than they wanted and the pupil has gone away a bit of a nervous reck. A good instructor is like gold though, im lucky ive found one and have had her for 10years now, she'll be helping me back spangle next year.

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melxvengeance

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Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

 i think you should look for a new riding school.

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solice

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solice says:

Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

melxvengeance said:

 i think you should look for a new riding school.


Agree, each post you wrtie makes it sound worse, or at least change instrutors.
 

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Angel10101

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Angel10101 says:

Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

dm bout her . solstice is a horse i loan with a friend but he is lame at the min

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kevinhiatt

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Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

A friend of mine who rides the same types of horse as me said once that you don't know the colour of fear till you ride. Many a time with what is known as a brown trouser job, but that is riding, who wants a plod, my old cob was clocked doing 36mph without trying down the arena field in Sutton Park. Lara who is an ex-racehorse  should be able to exceed this. I have sat on a horse several times that has stood in the middle of the road on its hind legs and spun. You get to handle the situation without panic automatically, its the old way of practice and even more practice. Don't forget that during WW1 alot of the Royal Flying Corp before the RAF were ex-cavalry officers. To make you feel better i knew a girl who was about 12 at the time used to break in horses and was one of the 4 who could ride my Tonka. Horse riders are a breed of their own usually with a need for men in white coats, and usually been banned from riding due to health problems also I rode with leg in plaster. If you have to think about it you woud never had started in the first place.

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Maximum Magic

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Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

I have read all of your posts now, and each time you mention Phil he sounds more and more like a total prat.  Can I ask how tall you are?  What on earth is he putting you on a horse like that for, and then expecting you to quit your stirrups?  Is he a qualified instructor?   I read the post about the use of the whip as well, and it really makes me wonder if the man knows anything at all.  By the way, how did you manage to stop the horse in the end?

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Angel10101

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Angel10101 says:

Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

Yeah . He has a bhs instructor thing and i am 5ft 1

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Micki

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Re: Tuesday Night (the ride of my life)

I honestly thing it is time to go to a different riding school with instructors who can actually tell what standard of rider they are working with. Then you wont be put in that type if situation. Your instructor should listen to what you are telling them.

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