Idaho based jumper/barrel racer
I started horse riding about 10 weeks ago, only once a week and I get to ride this big black horse but I can’t get her to canter. Do you have any advice? ? Not a lot of people can
make sure you’re centered in the saddle. also make sure you have good contact with the reins but especially the outside rein
For the past year, I’ve seen significant improvement in my riding performance. Now, and even before my break, I’ve become sloppy even though I try. How can I improve my riding?
There are so many things that can essentially tidy up sloppy riding, trust me we all have those days and get into slumps I totally feel, an east answer would be to switch coaches if she isn’t critiquing you enough but that’s not always feasible. There are things you can do to change your rides. Working out is key, you don’t need a gym membership. Look at at home full body workouts and try it 3 days a week!! Once your muscles Are stronger your riding will come together. I’ve also found that keeping a journal is essential. I log all my rides and reflect on what I learned and need to fix for the horse and myself. Also film your rides but do not be overly critical, have a positive attitude and know tht the slump isn’t going to last forever be confident in progress not perfection!
Do you know good websites to buy riding clothes, gear and tack?
I found an amazing website that has awesome deals, I used to only buy from Dover and state line but I love this website. It’s called equestrian collections and trust me the discounts are awesome!! I purchased a horseware vest that was normally 150 for 80% off it’s amazing
I’m 27 and wanted to know if anyone has got into competiting even though they started riding later in life? :)
I know so many amazing adult riders who started competing later in life. If you are physically up to it and confident In your riding, give it a go!!! The awesome thing about equestrianism is that it can be picked up at any age and done throughout your whole life!!!! It’s never too late!!
What is the purpose of "no stirrup november"? :)
At my barn we do it because show season has ended and going back to basics is key over the winter, when you ride with stirrups we take advantage of it and use little shortcuts. Riding without stirrups really forces you to do a number of things, you have to be connected with you horse because you’re very vulnerable at first, it builds confidence, if you can ride without stirrups you can do anthing, your leg and core will get the workout of your life, you are reminded of the correct and best position to have the most balance possible.
I have plenty of nonhorsey friends and I need some good arguments on why horseback riding is a sport, what are yours?
It gets so frustrating girl I feel, what I have found is that you really have no way to win. And if they change their opinion what do you gain?? The most important thing is that horses make you happy and fulfilled. If they want to be closed minded then that is their fault!!! Think of all the energy we waste trying to prove ourselves, it’s a lot of energy that would benefit you more if you put it somewhere where you will succceed!! So ignore them their opinions are irrelevant keep doing you girl!!