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        09-30-2013, 11:48 AM
      #11
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by futuredoctor    
    Sometimes....



    Except for less facial hair and more bosoms, I pretty much resemble that!
         
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        09-30-2013, 11:51 AM
      #12
    Trained
    ^^ Now I know how my horse sees me...
         
        09-30-2013, 12:15 PM
      #13
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    Are you saying this trainer has you with your toes pointed right out all the time?
    I'm not really understanding that concept - I mean your leg position will alter depending on what you're doing at any given time but as a general style you shouldn't look like that.
    Karl Hester here riding a dressage test when your legs are asking a lot of the horse mostly has his toes in a fairly forward position
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr7DCQwn58Y
         
        09-30-2013, 02:03 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    Are you saying this trainer has you with your toes pointed right out all the time?
    I'm not really understanding that concept - I mean your leg position will alter depending on what you're doing at any given time but as a general style you shouldn't look like that.
    Karl Hester here riding a dressage test when your legs are asking a lot of the horse mostly has his toes in a fairly forward position
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr7DCQwn58Y
    not like at a right angle or anything... but yes they are asking I do that consistently right now. Don't know if there's a step 2.
         
        09-30-2013, 03:47 PM
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    Maybe you should ask what the thinking is behind it?
         
        09-30-2013, 03:56 PM
      #16
    Trained
    If she is being asked to ride how I think she is, the toes are pointed mildly outward rather than pushed directly forwards. This is perfectly acceptable, I would much rather see toes loosing outward than forced in with a closed knee. As the riders flexibility develops the toe can come in a little more.
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        09-30-2013, 04:02 PM
      #17
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    That just doesn't sound very ballerina-ish though
    OP - We need some pics to satisfy our curiosity
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        09-30-2013, 05:12 PM
      #18
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    That just doesn't sound very ballerina-ish though
    OP - We need some pics to satisfy our curiosity
    haha.. ok. I will try and take one on Wednesday.. worst case over the weekend. I have riding photos but that was pre-me focusing on this 'more advanced' position. I mean, maybe it's not as exaggerated as it feels? The woman who owns the barn is an accomplished rider, so I have to trust that she know somewhat what she's talking about.. will be back w/ more info! I just wanted to see if this was as different as I thought it was. Pics will confirm!
         
        10-03-2013, 03:39 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Just saying that male ballerina looks like how I feel on the inside...
    Like a pretty pretty Male-erina!
         

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