thank you grey haven he has a heritage working hunter saddle ...i have my mojo back an instructor makes all the difference razzle is a good boy she just helped me to stop panicking and redirect him when he looks at things and grows i now feel better about asking him to listen to me xxx
I have a working hunter saddle on Echo as he's got massive shoulders so anything more forward cut causes an issue!
I'm the same as you - learning to RIDE Echo now rather than be a passenger waiting for him to do stuff (ie muck around). The more I ride him the more confident I get...and like you said, when you're confident and positive they do listen to you!
Looking good - nice new saddle too you look just right on Razzle, a good partnership.
Agreed with GH - a good instructor can make all the difference. I too had a "lightbulb moment" with Georgie yesterday when I suddenly felt like I was actually riding her, rather than being a bit of a passenger to whatever whim was taking her. Yesterday was a *click* moment - I think it just happens at some point with every partnership, takes different lengths of time etc. I finally felt a bit like I was actually entitled to own this horse