As you may be aware, my ability to stay on top of a horse is challenged at times and after just 2 years of riding I’m still working on trying to master this art! When I started riding I thought it would be as simple as riding a bike…how wrong could I be!!! It’s challenged my confidence and my thought process in thinking that I picked things up relatively quickly. I think it’s also harder as an adult to do because you become more aware that things occasionally may not go your way and of course you don’t bounce as softly!
I have a great instructor over at Chestnut Farm Stables near East Norton, who also invites guest speakers to the yard, one of which we went to recently on Biomechanics. Simply put, this helps you to look at your positioning and to move more in harmony with the horse. I wanted to share this with you because it’s helped me enormously. Since this, I’ve practiced a couple of new techniques and thrown a couple of the old ones away! I had a great lesson last night and I recognised that it’s helped me to relax, position myself with more stability and actually the horse is more forward and responsive!