I had a lesson at ISEC recently with Ian stark on my own horse and I would totally recomend it, I learnt loads . They have school horses so that may a possibility.
I haven't been but heard good things about High dyke and they have a xc schooling field.
You haven't missed out, you can do it at anytime. I'm in my 40s and now having the horsey lifestyle I dreamed about as a child. Join a riding club, volunteer, go to camps and you’ll meet loads of people.
While it would be nice for someone to drive me and pay the bills it's even better to do...
I've just mixed some music using audacity. Wouldn't work on phone or tablet so I used work laptop. The venue was accepting memory sticks. What I failed to realise was that the laptop was encrypted so I couldn't download it :( total fail.
If you used to be ok with the stirrup length, it may be that you are a bit tight in the hip flexors at the moment. Have a Google as there are lots of exercises online that would help.
Worth getting a decent instructor to help as well.
Don't be hard on yourself. I haven't got fibro but after going to a jump lesson, Im also on the sofa and don't really want to move. Fibro must make it a lot worse for you though.
Winter is tiring for everyone, hopefully spring will be along shortly.
Irrated by the people at the yard who are most likely to fall off making the most ridiculous safety decisions. Eg. Horse hasn't been rode for weeks, naps and spooks normally despite rider being off all day hacks out in the dark with a string of fairy lights wrapped around them.....
Is it definitely napping eg always when turning away from others or could it be a lack of impulsion from not riding corners effectively?
Either way I would stop competing for a while and focus on getting the issue resolved as it's easy to accidentally reinforce the behaviour in a competition...
Stop stressing, its dressage the worst that happens is that you get feedback that you need to work on stuff. Most of which you probably know you need to work on already.
Take a deep breath, smile, something good might happen.
That's perfect though. If you slouch most of the time you will revert to slouching when riding. If you are straight, you will be straight riding.
I was dreadfully wonky but have really tried with pilates this year and according to the simulator there is a huge difference in my position .
Would it be possible to get a video of you riding? Things often look different to how they feel when you are riding and watching a video of yourself and comparing it to ones on YouTube may help you look objectively at your riding. It may be something like fitness or relaxation techniques that...
I had an mg midget. Couldnt fit a saddle in anywhere - passenger seat was too narrow and boot barely fit a pair of boots in. Minimal heating and would steam up if you got in wet. Wipers werent strong enough to remove snow if it snowed while driving.
But it was great fun.
Sold it to pay for a...