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post #11 of 14 Old 05-28-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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I consciously try to keep a neutral pelvis - both my horse and I are new to dressage and he can be "temperamental" sometimes and snakes the reins from me and then I completely lose my position. The first picture I definitely look like I'm on my crotch, but for the most part I don't have THAT forward of a pelvis unless we are in a struggle (lol!)

Thanks for all the tips though, I am certainly open to try anything!

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post #12 of 14 Old 05-28-2013, 09:44 PM
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Don't forget serpentines! They're so handy in loosening up shoulders because you change direction in loops, not just a slight gradual bend.

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post #13 of 14 Old 05-28-2013, 10:03 PM
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Not sure I understand your reply but sitting back almost on my tailbone works for me. It tips my pelvis up, puts my butt down in the saddle and my weight back. To each their own on how it feels.
What I said is not my opinion, it's what is said in any book about correct riding. Correct riding is based on the best way to merge well WITH THE HORSE. Take a look at a book, for your horse's sake. Sally Swift's CENTERED RIDING is a good one, available everywhere.
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-28-2013, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Sky...we have been doing those!

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