One of the kids I give lessons to has a hard time keeping her thighs against the saddle. One day, she really had to pee, and was embarrassed to ask if she could go in the house to use the bathroom. I noticed how she was standing, obviously let her know it was OK to go in the house.
Next time she rode, I told her to ride like she had to pee. So every time I say her thighs start drifting away from the saddle I'd start yelling " I HAVE TO PEE!!"
And yes, I have done the potty dance while she's practicing at a show ;)
"kick his sides like you do your husband" one of his faves when I forget to use my legs ha ha
Also he has a couple more that I don't know if they are totally appropriate, but way funny! Posted via Mobile Device
"You paid to use all the corners in this ring, you better ride down into them."
In regards to keeping your hands/thumbs up - "Pretend like you are holding a bird in each hand...if you don't close your fingers, they will fly away and if you ride with flat hands you are going to smash their heads together."
When I was little and went on my first trail ride, my instructor asked me what my favorite food was, I said lasagna, so she compared the grass to lasagna, so I wouldn't let him eat. Posted via Mobile Device