Quin N Hunter | 81 Questions | 92 Answers

What are your advices to keep confidence while riding? I lose confidence so easily every time there's a refusal or even when my horse hits the pole!

What are your advices to keep confidence while riding? I lose confidence so easily every time there's a refusal or even when my horse hits the pole!
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Hi Quin
I have this all the time with refusals keep leg on and widen your hands to guide them into the jump and you can also use guide rails to also guide them in. With the hitting of poles keep your hands high to encourage your horse to lift his feet and if he does stumble just sit up and just pat him to let him know he’s done nothing wrong and he will pick up on your feeling to stay positive it’s not often at all that horses trip over jumps stay confident and your horse will to!
Hope this helps
~Lian
I know how you feel! I still feel nervous when I jump but I try to just stay confident, keep kicking them on and use a crop but not too hard but enough to keep them going. Try keep a good mindset :)
Also if you use a crop befor the jump just give them a tap on the but or use spurs and and keep taping them left right left right text me back if this works
I have the same problem to I get paranoid asking myself what could happen next time but all you need to do is get mad not to mad turn them around push them to it and keep your leg on and kiss with your mouth and keep a positive mind set and don’t get nervous 👍🤞good luck
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