I did my 2nd join up exercise this week in a small pen. Quinoa was off lead and relaxed and the instructor/Stable Owner was with me. Within 3 times around the small arena, I became so dizzy, woozy, nauseous and almost vomited. I was told to look ahead of the horse and try not to spin too quickly. Time #5, I almost fell over from being so dizzy. I had to laugh because I do get motion sickness yet I never thought it would happen with my feet on the ground. I finally had to stop, breathe, center and try again. It kept happening. I continued until she joined up and finally got my sea legs back. Maybe I should take a motion sickness tablet before hand and go in a bigger arena!!!!
I a new to horsemanship and enjoy everything I do for the stables and the horses. I volunteer a few times per week and am able to connect freely with the horses. Some accept, some tolerate, some say Nope, not today!