How can I become a more firm rider? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 01-10-2010, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: US
Posts: 21
• Horses: 1
Thank you all for the suggestions. I did much better in my lesson yesterday, and I was able to control her speed much better than usual, even though she was being extremely fast and crazy. :P

"To ride a horse is to ride the sky"~ Author Unknown
Tannerlady is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 13 Old 01-10-2010, 05:25 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,157
• Horses: 0
I won't go into detail on the galloping thing. Everything already covered it.

I'm guessing she tries to run out the same way each time? Usually horse's take advantage of your weak side. A great way to strengthen it is to drop the stirrup on just your weak side and trot around both posting and in half seat. It will burn like hell, but it will make you very strong.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 01-11-2010, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: US
Posts: 21
• Horses: 1
I'll definately try that. Thinking about it, she does tend to duck out to the right more often than the left. Thanks. :]

"To ride a horse is to ride the sky"~ Author Unknown
Tannerlady is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not being firm enough KatiesMom38 English Riding 8 10-08-2009 10:00 AM
Help for Mom of rider! peerue Horse Talk 33 07-10-2009 08:25 PM
Looking for a rider? nicolerenee Horse Shows 1 04-21-2008 01:17 PM
So who do you think is the better rider? ilovemoosh Horse Riding Critique 14 02-07-2008 06:52 PM
BE A RIDER.... RAQUETTE Horse Videos 0 05-25-2007 07:10 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome