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post #31 of 37 Old 02-08-2012, 06:13 PM
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Do you have a trainer, Minime? They should be able to help you with that..

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post #32 of 37 Old 02-08-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have recently acquired trainer tomorrow is my first lesson with her but we sat and had a chat about my concerns it yesterday she's watched me ride a few times. She's thinks I need to establish a stable leg for cantering she said she's also going to teach me to ask for bend using my seat and hands which will help me I think
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Well I'm glad! Hope to hear updates! :)

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Thanks skyseternalangel Im going keep trying I've always had problems with my leg aids but have fixed them in walk and tot now just canter
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So I had my first lesson on Lynn today and I think it went well. My trainer said that my leg comes back to far when applying a leg aid in canter causing my heel to creep up.

My trainer had me cantering lots of 20m circles and figures of eight but instead on concentrating how I apply leg aids concentrating on getting Lynn to really stretch out her head and back when doing this my leg did improve.
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Great news, it'll get easier and easier (as well as cleaner) over time. Glad you found a decent trainer :)

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post #37 of 37 Old 02-09-2012, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks my trainer said im actually doing the same thing in walk and trot but my leg isnt going back so far so she's going to do some work on applying the leg aids correctly
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