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    05-30-2011, 12:08 AM
Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
Very nice for just a 2nd lesson. And you try to post too, which is great (took me forever to figure out how to do it ).

What breed Abby is? TB?
Thanks! Yeah that is me doing a terrible posting trot. My butt is too big to tell. :P
I am not sure what Abby is but I do know that she was previously a 3 day eventing mount. Maybe it's a sign I had always been curious to do eventing. Just no training source out here.
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    05-30-2011, 12:27 AM
Very nice for your 2cd lesson! WOW! Lol :) I don't remember much of my first and second lessons....I was 4 at the time so...yeah anyways! You looked great for you second try! Keep up the good work!

Oh and just one tip! Try and relax but still keep your position its possible! Lol You just looked at tad bit tense, but I promise that over time it will get easier to maintain your posture and relax at the same time!
    05-30-2011, 12:48 AM
You look like a natural rider! Great job on the posting! Espeacially for the 2nd lesson lol I would've been horrible! So have you always wanted to learn to ride a horse or have you just started with english :)
    05-30-2011, 12:48 AM

This is so cool that you are videoing your progress. I wish I had some video or photos of my earier riding. It helps you to truly believe that you are making progress to look back at how far you have come.

I might drop the stirrups one nothc. You kind of look a little propped on top and it might help you to be "around" the horse instead of on top of her.

You sit up nicely. Once your core strength builds you will find it easier to keep from floppinm around.

Nice job!
    05-30-2011, 01:00 AM
Spots ~ Thank you! Omg its so hard to relax while bouncing around lol the guy who was trianing me was basically subbing for my trainer. Maybe she will give me different suggestions to help me to relax.

Barrel ~ I have always wanted to ride! But I grew up on the isle of Key West which is way too tiny and grass can't really grow there since key west is practically a big pile of coral, lol but I think its a little surprising and strange that I'm apparently good for a first timer! Makes me happy to hear though!

Tiny ~ yeah the sub sorta put my stirrups up a notch wasn't too sure about that but I am curious to see what my ACTUAL trainer will say or do to help me out. Not that the sub wasn't helpful, I def had fun and had a bit of progress :)
I love recording my lessons because it helps me to watch and see what I am doing that I need to work on! Like I think my toes are pointed out a bit too much and my arms are all flippity floppity and I need to keep my form consistent. So its a huge asset to have them! :)
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    05-30-2011, 01:12 AM
Moon, your butt is not too big to tell. For your second lesson, you are doing wonderfully.

Do you have all the cues down though? Can you steer well ask for anything in walk? I just think a second lesson might be a bit quick for trotting.
    05-30-2011, 01:17 AM
I believe that I do! I was taught about pressings my heels in a bit to help a walk and to click my tongue to get a walk and to look up towards my destination instead of at my horse so that she knows what I am asking for. Not sure if there are any other ways that she didn't cover :) I'm open to more tips though!
And thanks lol my butt feels better having heard that its not too big (ohhhh but it is :P I accept its grand-ness)
Edit : oh and steering she taught me to pull towards my hip instead of to my stomach when making turns. And to keep my hands positioned between the martingale and the saddle. Three fingers on the reign, thumbs on top. How to shorten my reigns without risking dropping them and in the smoothest way. To halt she said to press my heels forward, toes up, say woah and pull the reigns back.
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    05-30-2011, 03:07 AM
Glad you have the basics down, and your butt is not too big. There are much bigger butts riding very successfully. :)
    05-30-2011, 03:24 AM
I think that was really good for a second lesson! I couldn't even post my second lesson. :)
    05-30-2011, 08:45 AM
AlexS : :P now I have the "I like big butts and I cannot lie" song stuck in my head lol
Draft : thanks! :) lol
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