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        01-17-2013, 06:14 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    You may find a good instructor or riding school if you ask around the Horse and Hound forum, as that one is more British than this. I've gotten some advice from them on instructors around here when I got my OH to take a video of me riding and the result was "Holy sh****! I suck!" I haven't gotten round to finding knowledgeable eyes on the ground, but at least I know who to look up if I ever do.

    My horse is about an hour from Edinburgh. If you're ever in the Central Belt for a wee visit, drop us a line. :)
         
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        03-10-2013, 03:24 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I seem to have found a lady not too far from me who gives lessons on her GP pony.
    Pony competed in the pony Europeans and she is a BHS II so I'm hoping that between them they can whip my riding into shape
         
        03-11-2013, 12:09 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    It is one thing to not have a nicely aligned seat (babies tend to create a less pretty light seat), but another thing to not have an independent seat.

    That said a young horse should ONLY be ridden in posting trot, esp on a lunge. Their back should swing freely, and posting sets the tempo much more effectively.

    I don't get the problem exactly. Is it alignment? Inability to sit any and everything?
         
        03-11-2013, 12:40 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    The problem is that I used to have a very good and extremly independant seat, I rode medium dressage tests and I sat big warmblood trots with no stirrups or reins, I was very very secure and had a superglue seat.
    For the last 3 years I have ridden nothing but young horses and normaly a young problem horse at that, I seem to have lost my core balance, picked up a ton of bad habits and am unable to sit a nice pony trot without reaching for the reins.

    I don't care about looking pretty on a horse, If the seat is effective, independant and correct then it will be pretty by default.
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        03-14-2013, 02:22 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Make sure your stirrups are at the correct length (seriously helps with my seat)

    Work on your core strength, keep your heels down, hold a jump whip under your thumbs when you are warming up to encourage you to carry your own hands and ride with a neck strap. It will allow you to have something to grab hold of without hanging onto the reins. :)
         

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