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18th Oct 2002, 10:09 AM
As for the horse, the same principle is good for a rider too. When you fall of your horse, you have to mount again as soon as possible. If you almost fall of, you didn't fall, but it was unpleasant experience for you, and you should end your lesson with positive experience, otherwise you risk loosing your confidence, and confidence is very important in good riding. All about riding is in your head. A good instructor knows your limits better than you, and this instructor probably wanted to get just one jump more.
19th Oct 2002, 08:55 PM
is this supposed to be in the thread about fighting over fears with your riding instructer? :rolleyes:
19th Oct 2002, 09:27 PM
This is a good point, when I was younger I fell off onto a jump, part of which was held up by the manage - at a riding school - which didn't give way, so I have always had lower back problems. I wasn't wearing a back protector as they weren't around then. Fury didn't want to jump, it was in the rain and i got massive scabs on my knees from jumping in a synethic saddle. He stopped and I went on. My instructor ended the lesson then, so I've always had a fear of jumping. I am now 20 and would love to be able to jump any height. I used to ride a horse called Radi and he was a wonderful jumper, but have been tanked towards the jump and this has set me back - anyone else been in this position? JD was lovely too he would be kind to me.
Hope some one can help
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