Rusty Riders and those lacking confidence


Rusty Riders and those lacking confidence

This group is for riders lacking confidence or have ridden before, had an accident and can't get back on or have just not had the time and have gotten a little "rusty".

Location: Gweek Riding Center, Telkwa, B.C.
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2014

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How do I get the confidence to ride again? 7 Replies

Started by Barbara Chapel. Last reply by Shirley Apr 10, 2010.

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Comment by Kathy Carter on October 29, 2012 at 8:24am

Hi, I am based in the UK and have an irish sports horse, he's really helping me develop my own confidence after my previous (much loved/missed) scatty arab eroded it over time! I work in a public relations capacity for RS-tor in the UK, and we are delighted that it has helped Jackie Cochran and her riding. If anyone has any queries on the product you can email me at - x

Comment by Jackie Cochran on October 28, 2012 at 1:13pm

Hi!  My blog post this week has pictures of me riding with the RS-tor at the end of the blog.

Comment by Marlene Thoms on October 26, 2012 at 9:11pm

Good one Shirley, you stole another ride! Glad you are okay. I always have a better ride if I concentrate on relaxing especially at the start of it, mainly because it annoys Sharif when I am not relaxed.

Comment by Jackie Cochran on October 26, 2012 at 8:26pm

Hi Shirley, I am glad that you were off his back and that he missed you.

The important thing is that you had a good ride, one that you both enjoyed!

Comment by Shirley on October 26, 2012 at 5:49pm

I rode Cash Wed inside. I concentrated on breathing, sitting straight, looking forward and flowing with him. I felt better, he felt better and I felt better and he felt better. We ended up flowing together and Cash willingly is happy to keep moving forward.
After our ride Iled him up to the other barn nearer to the road and there is a hay elevator going up into the big door. One of the kitties decided to go high on the elevator and then lift her head over the side of the elevator about 3/4 way up and Cash knew he better move "NOW" or be the lions dinner. Barely missed me as he did a 180 and headed back to the safety of his own barn. Normally he would have stopped and been eating grass by the time I got to him but this time he was standing waiting for me to come around the corner with head high and no grazing. Glad I was out of the saddle when this happened or I'd be all bruised up again. He's been doing so much better about not spooking but this scenario was a little more dramatic to a horses eye. We aren't ready for the trails yet but a few steps closer.

Comment by Shirley on October 26, 2012 at 5:35pm

What a great thing to appreciate...Relaxation and confidence!

Comment by Jackie Cochran on October 26, 2012 at 3:26pm

Yet another trail ride today, the wind was blowing & Mia, around 30 yrs. old, decided she was around 2.  I was able to relax, and had no problems.

Comment by Jackie Cochran on October 25, 2012 at 6:09pm

I did another trail ride today!

Comment by Shirley on October 21, 2012 at 10:07am

Jackie, Thank you for sharing and trying to explain.

Happy for you that this is helping you.

Comment by Jackie Cochran on October 20, 2012 at 9:13am

I rode Mia yesterday with the RS-tor, just in the ring.  The stable's dressage rider was in the ring with me and I showed it to her.  She told me she might not be able to ride her present horse as much and may go back to the Arab gelding who can be VERY spooky.  She liked what she saw of the RS-tor.  She had a grab strap on her saddle but she thought the RS-tor was a much better solution to the problem of sudden spooks.


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