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post #11 of 19 Old 09-30-2013, 11:48 AM
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Except for less facial hair and more bosoms, I pretty much resemble that!

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post #12 of 19 Old 09-30-2013, 11:51 AM
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^^ Now I know how my horse sees me...

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post #13 of 19 Old 09-30-2013, 12:15 PM
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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
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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
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.
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Maybe you should ask what the thinking is behind it?
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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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post #17 of 19 Old 09-30-2013, 04:02 PM
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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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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!
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post #19 of 19 Old 10-03-2013, 03:39 PM
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Just saying that male ballerina looks like how I feel on the inside...
Like a pretty pretty Male-erina!
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