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    01-31-2013, 07:50 PM
Originally Posted by Kayty    
In some ways its bit depressing when we find out it's us causing the problem - its human nature to NOT want ourselves to be at fault.
But I do find it really satisfying when I have a lesson, change how I'm working at something, and it all falls into place. I can change what I'm doing a lot more easily than changing what the horse is doing, so that's the little piece of relief in knowing it's my own fault ;)
Exactly!! That's how I feel too......as soon as my horse feels 'off' I start thinking 'OMG he's sore!!!'.......nope it was just me riding like a sack of potatoes.....I can change me a lot easier than I can change him.....so it is a relief!!!!
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    01-31-2013, 11:26 PM
Originally Posted by Supanova    
I do wonder how many instructors have told you this in the past but you have disregarded their advice?
I have actually never been told "he will lighten up and work from behind better if you sit up straight". As a matter of fact I've only really had ONE coach who even picked me up on my habit of slouching! [current one - yes that's right, other than one comment of "taller" and being yelled at to keep my heels down, not even an FEI coach has said anything about my position!]

"His" one-sidedness is me, also never been told that by a coach but after 3 had to really look at myself. And in looking at myself I realized I slouch worse with one shoulder than the other, and I think I might collapse a hip as well. I have no photos of me taken from behind so don't know for sure, but I don't always sit perfectly straight in the saddle. I also struggle to point my shoulders where I want to go, especially going left [my bad direction].

SO, my suspicions that my horse is better educated than he lets on may just be accurate... but because of MY riding, not because he's rusty or lazy!
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