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post #11 of 24 Old 06-04-2008, 02:31 PM
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Shortening your stirrups should help. ;) & try sitting deeper- not leaning back, but sitting straight & in alignment with your heel. Hard to explain but yeah.
yes..shorten those stirrups!
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post #12 of 24 Old 06-04-2008, 05:14 PM
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I personally think trotting is the easiest!! Well, posting anyways.


Do you have a picture of you riding? Perhaps a picture would give us some ideas for some pointers we could offer?
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post #13 of 24 Old 06-04-2008, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice to shorten my stirrups...i will give that a try...if that doesn't work i'll just try my best to get better! Thanks guys!

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post #14 of 24 Old 06-05-2008, 12:18 AM
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I think that trotting is easier to do and it doesn't make you as tired. But I love cantering better though. A nice, controlled canter on a sunshiny day with a bit of breeze. Ahhh. ...

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post #15 of 24 Old 06-05-2008, 01:14 AM
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I like cantering better because its eaiser to sit in the saddle:]]


What I did when I was first learining to trot was ride bareback.
It helped me with my balance alot, and it helps you from coming up so high when you post

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post #16 of 24 Old 06-05-2008, 12:07 PM
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I tried to post bareback once and I failed. I need to work on my leg muscles.

I like cantering better.
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post #17 of 24 Old 06-06-2008, 04:04 PM
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I think cantering is but I show with this REALLY bumpy pony. So we always lose the equitation classes,,, . It is sorta hard ot keep balance with him you just have to sit up straight. But yeah. He canter I bumpy but it is also smooth, and his think shoulders do not help...
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post #18 of 24 Old 06-06-2008, 05:44 PM
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I like both the same! But to help you with the trot try to trot with no sturips. But trotting makes my legs sore bc of the posting.

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post #19 of 24 Old 06-06-2008, 07:45 PM
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You know it really depends on the horse and how balanced and well trained it is. I tend to think that cantering is much better as it usually is a smoother gate. Having said depending on the horse I am riding my answer would vary. One of my trainer's GP horse is a big 17'3 hh Warmblood so sitting his trot or canter takes getting used to. He likes to play so cantering him is always a treat when he's in a good mood. His trot on the other hands is super huge so sitting that until you adjust to it can also be a treat.

It really depends what horse is being ridden.
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post #20 of 24 Old 06-06-2008, 09:59 PM
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You know it really depends on the horse and how balanced and well trained it is. I tend to think that cantering is much better as it usually is a smoother gate. Having said depending on the horse I am riding my answer would vary. One of my trainer's GP horse is a big 17'3 hh Warmblood so sitting his trot or canter takes getting used to. He likes to play so cantering him is always a treat when he's in a good mood. His trot on the other hands is super huge so sitting that until you adjust to it can also be a treat.

It really depends what horse is being ridden.
I agree! I rode a horse that had an awesome, smooth trot, but her canter was awful! It rocked you back and forth and jerked you out of the saddle. Some horses just have smoother gait than another.

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