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post #41 of 60 Old 09-03-2013, 01:12 PM
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I personally don't like to band my feet in. All the possible bad scenarios don't sit well with me lol But that's just my opinion. Some of the girls I haul with, use bands and have never had a problem. But around here, people take it to the next level. They bungee-cord themselves in the saddle when they run. I saw that and was shocked. My trainer rode around like that one time(Not during a run) and popped herself with it and said never again haha

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post #42 of 60 Old 09-03-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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I wonder how many people on here would walk up to Tammy Fischer...Brittany Pozzi or Sherry Cervi and give them a workup on their leg position and how it should be....then hop on NFR qualifying horses and do it better.

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Exactly, no one is perfect. If they asked for advice I'd sure as heck give it. If I asked for it, i'd want someone to be honest with me. Just because you are riding in the NFR doesn't mean your the best barrel racer or best rider, but it does mean you are riding one of the best horses. I know people that can't ride for crap but they win, because of their horses. Again, not accusing any of the NFR girls of being crappy riders. But a great horse can make a decent rider look amazing.. AND vice versa. Some horses just know their job that well, that you could put a sack of flour on their back and they'll still make the same run. No one is perfect and everyone can improve, I don't idolize people because of what they've won, or how nice their horses are. I look up to the people who have made those horses what they are and the people who work their butts off to improve and not let being in the spotlight make them feel they are the best.

I guarantee you walk up to Lindsay Sears and tell her she was getting her boot just about hung up in her saddle pad she'd shake your hand and go work on not letting it happen again. Mesa Leavitt is another prime example of an amazing humble rider who works her tail off to better herself and her horses.

Trophies, nice horses, and being on top do not impress me. A nice enough horse will get you there without much skill on the riders part, I see it every day.
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post #43 of 60 Old 09-03-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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I personally don't like to band my feet in. All the possible bad scenarios don't sit well with me lol But that's just my opinion. Some of the girls I haul with, use bands and have never had a problem. But around here, people take it to the next level. They bungee-cord themselves in the saddle when they run. I saw that and was shocked. My trainer rode around like that one time(Not during a run) and popped herself with it and said never again haha
Oh goodness heck no lol!!
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post #44 of 60 Old 09-03-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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You need to do things, IMHO.
(1) properly adjust the stirrups so that they are short enough to keep his feet in them
(2) evaluate whether this student is REALLY interested in learning how to control a horse's movements.
I don't think he's ready to handle an animal moving underneath him. He sounds too timid for horsemanship. I'm not sure that handicapped riding involves rubber-banding the rider's feet to the stirrups. Rather, they are loosely harnessed and two helpers, one walking on each side of the horse, carefully monitor so that the handicapped rider doesn't lose balance and take a fall.
Riding is physical exercise and should be taught to give the student a real workout. I taught by having students stretch on the horse, stand in the stirrups, drop the stirrups and balance, and my better students rode w-t-c around the world. If they stayed with my lessons they didn't lose their stirrups.
Having trouble understanding how these lessons are being conducted. If they are basic lessons, then act like a lead line class but still teach weight in the stirrups and correct basic position, which is the stirrup iron or western wooden/metal rests just below the rider's ankle when the leg is hanging. Shorter for jumping, longer for Dressage and maybe Equitation.
EVERY rider needs to learn to relax and sit deep if a stirrup is dropped.
This girl is an excellent rider but she's young and when she sees other barrel racers doing things she wants to try it or at least asks about it. She wondered why they did it and if she could too. All in all, she wanted to do it to "fit in" not because she can't keep her stirrups.
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post #45 of 60 Old 09-05-2013, 02:43 AM
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If you know how to ride you shouldnt have to use them! Some pro rodeo people do and it shows how not so great of a rider they are and setting a bad ex to other people. And ex on kids they don't weigh enough for it to be able to break! You told her the correct answer on that one :)

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post #46 of 60 Old 09-05-2013, 07:50 AM
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^^^ That is a ridiclious and extremely uneducated comment.

"If you know how to ride you shouldn't have to use them!"
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post #47 of 60 Old 09-05-2013, 07:57 AM
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If you know how to ride you shouldnt have to use them! Some pro rodeo people do and it shows how not so great of a rider they are and setting a bad ex to other people. And ex on kids they don't weigh enough for it to be able to break! You told her the correct answer on that one :)
Well according to that logic you shouldnt need sturrips either.

Whats wrong with a little "insurance" after spending $$$?
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post #48 of 60 Old 09-05-2013, 09:25 AM
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If you know how to ride you shouldnt have to use them! Some pro rodeo people do and it shows how not so great of a rider they are and setting a bad ex to other people. And ex on kids they don't weigh enough for it to be able to break! You told her the correct answer on that one :)
Heck, you also shouldn't need your saddle to run at the NFR if you actually know how to ride. You're a terrible rider if you can't win a world championship without a saddle.

Pstch, your horse isn't trained well enough if you can't run the barrel pattern bridleless. You're a terrible rider if you can't win a world championship without a bridle too.

****slaps forehead*****


I guess I'm a terrible rider guys because **gasp** I use rubber bands.
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post #49 of 60 Old 09-05-2013, 09:43 AM
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1RedHorse, I've run 2D barrel horses and ponies without stirrups before.
I've ridden a 3D mare with tge roughest, bunny hop run you could imagine. I lost one with her, dropped my other and still had a faster time than our last one.
Soo..I'm kinda wanting to take you up on the challenge, lol.
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post #50 of 60 Old 09-05-2013, 11:26 AM
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Uneducated? You would have to be more "uneducated and ridiculous" to use them. I don't care what other people do I was just stating my opinion! I was skeptical about them so I told my friend not to use them and she didnt listen because she said "most of the pros do it" well her horse went down, she got dragged, tramped, knocked out and had to be air lifted and have major surgery! So sorry im not "educated" enough saying not to use them.


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^^^ That is a ridiclious and extremely uneducated comment.

"If you know how to ride you shouldn't have to use them!"
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