Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Georgia Mountains
mechanical horseys don't appeal to me cause I have been riding for years (im not sure maybe 14 to 16 years) and my best advise to anyone is for a good seat and position ride as many different horses as you can and do it every day cause muscle memory takes a long time to occur. I got very frustrated with my riding coach when it came to my position and eventually I stopped taking from her and rode on my own for years. Then when I was in middle school I went to a dressage camp and started taking lessons from a seasoned coach. She was awesome she really knew how to teach and inspire someone. And she is the one who inspired me to discipline myself. But during those years I did nothing but ride in my yard and treck up the mountain I developed great muscle memory. My trainer did not get onto me very much about position but about timing and... lateral movement! That's why I thought this was so great cause it makes sense in my head lol. A great teacher will have great tools. Just like a great horse trainer will have great tools (tack or knowlege and understanding) or a great rider will have coordination with his seat, balance, feet, and aids.