She tells me my boobs are headlights. That's to keep my upper body lined up for equitation.
"Gotta keep your headlights straight where you wanna go! Otherwise you'll be riding blind!"
Yep! I had an instructor who used that analogy a lot with me too when I first started riding.
She always said it was a force of habit since all her other students were girls, but I said it still applied to me anyway ... it's just mine are still developing and seem to be taking forever to come in! ;(
When I was in college my instructor had the hardest time making me "scoop" my butt at the lope/canter I kept pinning my butt into the back of the saddle and would stay there motionless even at the trot! So he said very nicely... have you ever had sex?.... nervously I said.... yes.... so he said you know the motion of sex well apply it to loping/ cantering so I did and off I was "scooping" my seat to the motion of the horse! Lol
"Pretend that I implanted a metal rod that runs from your hip bone to your seat bone on each side, and your saddle has huuuuge magnets on each side that I can dial up or down. Now trot on... I'm turning the magnet up on the left side! Turning it up!"
Thought that one was so darn bizarre yet effective!
It's not an analogy, but I took a lesson with a guest trainer at my regular lesson place and something she told the students was "Put your crack in the tack" to get us to keep out butts where they should be (western) Posted via Mobile Device