I never see any video of me riding and think “Wow, I look so good! I should definitely become a professional.” One might classify me as overly critical. This probably contributes to the fact that I have virtually 0 video of me riding. These videos are super old, so this is a combo “bad riding” and “blast from the past” video post.
This is probably the worst video, and you’ll quickly see why.
Ok, to be fair I don’t really consider this that bad on my part because the freakin’ horse just spooked and was no longer there… but by very definition falling off the horse is bad. Here’s a 2nd attempt where we did much better. Duly was maybe 4 at this time and very, very green.
Here are 3 videos in a series I like to call “Lauren and Elvis aren’t good at Gymnastics.” Elvis had a very short stride, and I did not help him AT ALL with this lovely display of poor riding.
Not as terrifying, but definitely not good.
Looking at these now, I’m astonished about how loose I am in the tack. I feel like I need to go do a month of no stirrups just to make up for that poor showing almost 10 years ago. Egads!