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        04-03-2013, 06:42 PM
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    I'd rather have the problem of needing to lower my hands, than being told constantly to raise them. The latter is a habit that is much harder to break. Kind of reminds me of the way that it's much easier to break a horse of the habit of coming above that bit, than it is to break the hrose of the habit of coming behind the bit.
    Yes, I don't think my hands are terribly high, but it's something I'm very aware of, but just can't reach forward that far without off setting my seat and shoulders......I'm a work in progress....aren't we all?
         
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        04-03-2013, 08:16 PM
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    I'd rather have the problem of needing to lower my hands, than being told constantly to raise them. The latter is a habit that is much harder to break. Kind of reminds me of the way that it's much easier to break a horse of the habit of coming above that bit, than it is to break the hrose of the habit of coming behind the bit.
    I think I tend to ride with my hands too low and I think it's because I ride in a western tack (to include my western port) so when I go two handed at home I lower my hands way low because I don't want to misuse the bit. But when I switch to English tack that practice tends to follow....
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        04-03-2013, 10:36 PM
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    I ride with my hands just above the wither, where they can move if they need to.
    Yep short stumpy arms for me (and no I'm not wide so my arms arent bring pushed sideways by 'layers' either), I spend a LOT if time at the gym building my core strength and lats, to help allow my upper arms to remain connected to my waist/hips. I am very happy with my seat at this point though it can ALWAYS be better.
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        04-03-2013, 10:42 PM
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    I ride with my hands just above the wither, where they can move if they need to.
    Yep short stumpy arms for me (and no I'm not wide so my arms arent bring pushed sideways by 'layers' either), I spend a LOT if time at the gym building my core strength and lats, to help allow my upper arms to remain connected to my waist/hips. I am very happy with my seat at this point though it can ALWAYS be better.
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    Gasp!! Haha layers! I don't have layers......yet!!!
         

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