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Is it just me?

Discussion in 'New Riders' started by Nayumi1, May 16, 2017.

  1. Nayumi1

    Nayumi1 New Member

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    So I've been doing riding lessons weekly now for a couple of months now and loving every minute of it. The last time I did lessons I was only a kid and since then has been the odd hack ride, where no doubt i was doing everything wrong!

    What I have found at lessons though is, I'll be riding a long trying to listen to the RI about what to correct etc, but there are so many things to think about! hands, shoulders, legs, correct diagonal, crop, those damn corners haha. The previous week I had managed to get my rising trot on the correct diagonal spot on, then this week I was thinking about my hands, trying to get my corners etc and I remember just looking down at the horses shoulder completely blank on which leg I rise with haha.

    Is it just me that struggles to take it all in at once!
     
  2. GaryB

    GaryB Well-Known Member

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    Definitely not just you! I still get overloaded sometimes in lessons
     
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  3. Jessey

    Jessey Well-Known Member

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    Definitely not just you :D half the skill of riding is being able to multi task incredibly well :p
     
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    Nayumi1 New Member

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    Oh thank god for that! I was starting to worry about my brains ability to do anything :p
     
  6. Jane&Ziggy

    Jane&Ziggy Learning together!

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    Ha ha, I've been having lessons since I got my pony 7 years ago and my Ri still says to me, "Blah blah blah, and blah blah... Jane, come in, Jane, have you run out of brain space?"
     
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    KP nut Horsey problems: caused by ego; solved by gravity

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    And I'd afraid it never changes either! There are always too many things to think about!!
     
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  8. Nayumi1

    Nayumi1 New Member

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    I must admit I do love learning it all! I just find it highly amusing when I go completely blank! My RI will be shouting left rein and I'm pulling the right.....or doing something completely different!
     
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    tikkitti Well-Known Member

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    You will get better at multi tasking and then it won't seem as daunting but horse riding and horse management in general is something that your always learning and improving with. In each lesson although you try to take on board everything your been fired at you think or one or two bits of advice that you really feel you can achieve and try and get that down to a fine art, honestly it will all come together in time:) x
     
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    Lissie Well-Known Member

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    Been riding 15 years and still have that problem!
     
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  11. Hailz22

    Hailz22 Active Member

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    Haha its also annoying when you tell your brain to do something and your body disobeys! Like when I get nervous i pull back with one rein a bit, and I get told off so I think of dont pull back dont pull back and my hand does it anyway!
     
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  12. Nayumi1

    Nayumi1 New Member

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    Haha yeah I know that one well :)
     
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    Nayumi1 New Member

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    Haha it is, my body is well versed in betrayal!
     
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