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        01-24-2012, 12:25 PM
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    The other thing is that the warm up is also for the rider. As you are doing your 10 minute marching warm up walk, start in your seat and bring the focus towards the limbs, slowly tweaking your position and aids as you go. By the end your legs should fall like wet rags on your horses side, your seat solidly in the tack with an engaged core, shoulders down and back, head stretching up and no tension in the forearm and a soft hand gripping the rein correctly.
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        01-24-2012, 12:51 PM
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    I have only ridden in an indoor twice so excuse me if this is not acceptable... but can you get permission to listen to music in your ipod during warm up...i bet this can be problametic as you are not alone... or if the arena has speakers maybe see if they can play music or if you have access to a x-country course listen to your ipod while doing those jumps on him... maybe it would help getting out of the arena and doing different forms of jumping on him goodluck and stay strong I bet you have a come a long way so stick with the positives you have acheived!!! :)
         
        01-24-2012, 05:54 PM
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    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    A lot of us overthink and override. My issue stems from being a perfectionist.
    My mantra is don't try - just do it and get in and get out. Trying leads to weak aids, niggling and a pissed off, dull horse. My coach has me visualize how I want the horse to feel and where I want him to be in 5 meters and get it done. If I want more stretch in the neck I have 4 strides to ride the horse forward into a supple hand and ride the neck out. My next 5m I want more bend, so I get it done, etc, etc.

    The other thing is that the warm up is also for the rider. As you are doing your 10 minute marching warm up walk, start in your seat and bring the focus towards the limbs, slowly tweaking your position and aids as you go. By the end your legs should fall like wet rags on your horses side, your seat solidly in the tack with an engaged core, shoulders down and back, head stretching up and no tension in the forearm and a soft hand gripping the rein correctly.
    Then move to trot, same thing, canter, same thing. If you say to your body "relax" and it does not listen, go back to the walk, force your breath to be deep and slow and go back to the first step of focussing on your body.

    Good luck!
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    I'll admit that I don't focus on myself nearly as much as I should when I warm up. I know that I get really tense through my hips/thighs because I have hip problems, but I do need to work on that.

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    i have only ridden in an indoor twice so excuse me if this is not acceptable... but can you get permission to listen to music in your ipod during warm up...i bet this can be problametic as you are not alone... or if the arena has speakers maybe see if they can play music or if you have access to a x-country course listen to your ipod while doing those jumps on him... maybe it would help getting out of the arena and doing different forms of jumping on him goodluck and stay strong I bet you have a come a long way so stick with the positives you have acheived!!! :)
    I wouldn't feel comfortable riding with headphones in. Even with the sound low, my headphones block out noise pretty well and at any given time, there are 3-4 other horses in the arena with me. We're all pretty vocal about where we're going to avoid collisions, haha.

    Right now there isn't anywhere else to ride, haha. It's winter in Michigan and the jumps in the outdoor have been taken down until Spring. They might be renovating the old cross country course at my barn and fixing it up (right now there's only a ditch jump and like...a hill thing left) but even then, I would not feel comfortable jumping him over solid jumps, haha.

    My barn is holding a little schooling show at the end of March and I'd love to enter, and since I'd probably be riding him I need to get past this stupid mental block sooner rather than later, haha.

    Thanks for all the advice :)
         
        01-24-2012, 06:09 PM
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    Goodluck :) remember all the positives you have achieved!!
         

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