Riding Bareback in a Rope Halter

Learning Horses Archive on May 17, 2007, 16:15


Well, I did it. I rode Zapa on Tuesday! It has been more than 6 months and needless to say, I was very nervous. What made me even more nervous was that I did it bareback and in a rope halter! I went for another lesson with Julie (gosh I love her) who helped me with some round pen work. She asked me if I was ready to get on him and in a moment of braveness I said 'Sure!'. I grabbed my helmet and after some swinging around, I sat on him.

I WAS SO NERVOUS!

But I relaxed and we got moving around the round pen pretty nicely. I was told to move softer and ask nicer. I was trying

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