Monday, October 12, 2009

What do you do when the rider's the problem?

So yesterday was great! I went on a long trail ride with 5 other people from my barn. I borrowed one of my trainers horses, and had a blast! I was definitely had my nervous moments, especially when Teak (the horse) stopped to pee and everyone else walked ahead. When Teak stopped peeing, she couldn't see anyone and I tried everything to get her to go forward, I finally gave up (bad I know) and got off and leaded her to where she could see other horses. Other than that I had a great time.

Today, still high on confidence, I went to the barn. I don't know what my problem was, I was seriously convinced I was going to die. Denali had her head so high she looked like a giraffe. I get frustrated when she does it, then I get all flustered. She knows that when she does that, that I get flustered and then I do something stupid and she stops. My trainer made me trot her all over only worrying about steering. I need to get a better seat. Maybe a hypnotherapist? Ugh!

1 comment:

SprinklerBandit said...

Lol, sounds like a fun trail ride. Are you going to take Denali out?

I wish I could help with Denali, but it sounds like your trainer's on the right track. Denali's picking up on your nervousness and then you get more nervous... it's a vicious cycle.

;-) I recommend drugs.

Failing that, laugh, have fun, and remember that drugs are bad. Sorry... it's an irreverent day.