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        03-14-2013, 12:18 AM
      #11
    Trained
    Haha Tiny that was the 'classiest' thing I've seen you write ;)

    I say think of pushing a baby out, rather than think of having a hard dump (!!) because even though it's the same or a very similar sensation (not that I've had a baby, but as a female the notion is inbuilt!), focussing on the 'exit hole' tends to make you tense your lower back and push backwards which will brace your pelvis when you actually want it to still move. Pushing a baby out gets you thinking forwards and down, while engaging the corr rather than lower back.

    As someone who owns a horse who just luuuuuurves to take off and dump on his front legs at any given opportunity, I am full of half halt, steady, engage, push a baby out, etc techniques :P
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        03-14-2013, 12:30 AM
      #12
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    Gotcha. So, the long and the short of it is that the hole matters!
         
        03-14-2013, 01:01 AM
      #13
    Trained
    You got it Tiny, "hole in one"!
         
        03-14-2013, 09:19 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    WOW, I'm loving the direction this thread is taking

    That is a good analogy though! Everybody's info and tricks are doing wonders :) Thank you very much!
         
        03-15-2013, 12:15 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Love this thread, and Kayty, I love your replies. I was actually working on similar exercises with my OTTB in my lesson yesterday. I'm definitely going to have to practice these as well over the next week.

    Good luck with Cowboy! I love hearing about his progress. :)
         

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