Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Carolina. <3
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Hello there. It seems you are having trouble with balance and leg muscle? I have to fully agree with TinyLiny's advice. I know some lovely excersizes that you can do while riding to help improve your balance and leg muscle. Below they are described... (I'm sorry there aren't any names for them, I really have heard 1,000 different names throughout my life... I didn't know which was the professional term...)
1) Put your legs on the horses shoulders, positioned in front of the saddle. It feels very awkward but ride like that at a walk! It helps your bottom get in the correct place, helps your seat and seriously helps balance. Ride like that for 10 minutes every time you ride! It helps so much!
2) (DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU ARE VERY CONFIDENT IN YOUR LEG MUSCLE)
Put your hands out to your sides and do this at a walk and trot (and canter when ready) it helps with balance and really honestly helps!
Leg Muscle Workouts
1) Put your stirrups over your saddle in front of you and trot without your stirrups. Just make sure your horse isn't going to spook because of that. Try to post during this for 10 minutes as well as a "sit-trot" for 10 minutes. It really really helps, trust me!
Age doesn't show your maturity, it's your actions that do.
Last edited by SarcasticMare; 11-22-2011 at 01:39 PM.