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post #1 of 11 Old 04-13-2013, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Finally used a saddle today and found a problem I have.

So for the past like 7-8 months I've been riding my mare bareback just because she likes it more and I feel more engaged and in sync with her.
But today, I decided to put her English saddle back on her, and she was perfect, but my legs kept moving when I was posting. :/
The stirrups are the correct length, I made sure of it when I got on.
I focused on keeping a soft hand and my heels down, but my legs were like all over the place?
Is it because my legs haven't been in stirrups for so long?
What can I do to fix it?
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-13-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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So for the past like 7-8 months I've been riding my mare bareback just because she likes it more and I feel more engaged and in sync with her.
But today, I decided to put her English saddle back on her, and she was perfect, but my legs kept moving when I was posting. :/
The stirrups are the correct length, I made sure of it when I got on.
I focused on keeping a soft hand and my heels down, but my legs were like all over the place?
Is it because my legs haven't been in stirrups for so long?
What can I do to fix it?
rode a different horse and didn't have that problem. Hmmmm...
I'm not quite sure what's going on.
What could it be?!
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-14-2013, 01:32 AM
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Requiring different muscles. Different horses have different ways of moving just as people do (watch people wald and run). You'll get it, I'm sure of it.
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post #4 of 11 Old 04-14-2013, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Requiring different muscles. Different horses have different ways of moving just as people do (watch people wald and run). You'll get it, I'm sure of it.
Thanks! I'm going to keep working on it! Hopefully it'll be much better soon!
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-14-2013, 12:35 PM
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Is your horse gaited?
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post #6 of 11 Old 04-14-2013, 12:52 PM
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Is it just me who reads the title of this thread in a Yoda voice?

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Is it just me who reads the title of this thread in a Yoda voice?

No-- but I read this and though it was Rude..
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post #8 of 11 Old 04-14-2013, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Is your horse gaited?
No she is not... she is a little fat though haha
I rode again today and put my stirrups down a little farther than normal and that seemed to help.
It could be just getting used to being in a saddle again. My legs were at a natural bend rather than the bend the stirrups created.
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-14-2013, 02:18 PM
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No-- but I read this and though it was Rude..
Rude it wasn't joke it was, honest

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Sometimes I talk like Yodo, sometimes my friends do. We call each other on it.

I asked the poor OP to watch people "wald." I wonder if that couldn't get one slapped in some country? My right and left hands just seem to jump in and try to help each other when typing.
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