That's one of the signs they have up at the Facebook offices and I thought it was a brilliant question.
Well...what would you do?
If I wasn't afraid, I'd ride barefoot and bareback.....like a crazy kid!
Drink cherry juice? Take MSTs? Ride barefoot?
My sympathies: its awful when your body lets you down & an unfortunate symptom of ageing, seriously tho' get someone to ready your horse for you & get on barefoot: it's gotta be good for you!
MST's? I have a hard time with lots of appreviations most everyone else knows.
I really do like the barefoot idea, my horse really likes it when I take my feet out of the stirrups. That little difference in my seat pleases him or maybe he sense I'm relaxing cause I usually only do it when I'm feeling more secure then other times.
I trail rode when I had my older gelding. But with Riley I am so afraid. She has dumped me a couple of times just crowhopping. So now, I am afraid to get in the saddle and I don't trust her. The thing is she is a good horse, but she feeds off my fear. So I have to get my fear under control and then she will be fine. One of the reasons that I retired my older guy was because if it came between the two of them I would ride him and leave her alone. If I am going to keep her I have to learn to ride her.
Oh my goodness, Sindy, can I ever sympathize with you :o/ I have gone through the same thing (minus having a previous horse), as you, and your list at the top of these posts could have been written by me!!
My mare is going to be nine in May, and with a confident rider she is a pleasure to ride, but with me, she is like a four-year-old green horse. She is rather green, but a good rider has no problems because they know better what they're doing than I do. In his book, "Dancing With Your Dark Horse", Chris Irwin mentions how some riders are afraid to commit to moving forward, so they send mixed messages to the horse, and that is exactly what I do (because I'm afraid she'll spook or bolt). I hope to change all that this year once the snow melts and we can do some groundwork and saddle work on good footing.
All the best to you!
Good one! Find the right fella and have no fears! If it was only that easy,no one would have these marriage fears!
But after 41 years of marriage, I'm having more trouble with the horse riding..But,. I'm not giving up on working at both.