Hey guys.. So let me sum things up. I went to horse riding classes and I fell off of the horse I was riding ( it was the 5th class i think )... I was asked to do a trot, so I did it and the horse started galloping suddenly... Now I'm kinda nervous to go back... I dont know how to not be so nervous now.. Its like, I'm just thinking about falling again :/ anyone with good ideas? XD
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the first time is always hard and scary :) u are not a true rider until u fall, so congrats u are a true rider now! Haha it happens to everyone. the important thing is to just stand up. the best way to go is to ride right after it happens, but if u didn't, thats fine.
next time u go make sure u talk to the horse first. the things u do before riding are the most important because the horse is not like a car, you need to spend some time with it before riding, talk to it, pet it. Try to touch its forehead, the neck, chest, you'll see that u will get a bit more relaxed too :)
and when u are riding, make sure u feel the mouth, the reins should not be really tense to the point of bothering the horse, but u need to be able to feel the mouth so that u can avoid that kind of thing happening again, and when u pull it, do it downwards
Its normal that u feel a bit uncomfortable with the idea of riding again, it always happens, just take a deep breath. The beauty of riding is that is a very unpredictable thing , u know? horses are amazing and sometimes they just have their days haha, best thing u can do is try to be as calmed as possible because the horse can sense the way you feel, so the more calmed u are, the more calmed the horse will be
after riding, try to spend some more time with it and let the horse know it did a great job, pet it, groom it and give it some food, food never fails lol :P good luck!