New Rider - 2 Point Position - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 12-13-2012, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 26
• Horses: 0
New Rider - 2 Point Position

Hey everyone -- Another question from the new guy --- this time about 2 point position.

My trainer has me practice 2 point position every practice -- quite a bit to help me build strength. It's coming, but hard work with leg burns

Question - Is the ultimate goal to be able to extended riding in 2 point "indefinitely" long without fatiguing? Currently I can do about 4 laps around the ring before I have to give up -- I know this is not too good.

What should be my realistic goal here -- or how long should I be able to stay in 2 point before fatigue makes me stop? .

Thanks!
NordicMan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 12-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 22,193
• Horses: 3
Its something I more see as useful in the jumping ring or in more extended canter/gallop paces - we do it a lot out hunting
You have to push to improve but if you push yourself too hard then you're also putting more pressure on the horse which isnt really fair to it
It will improve your leg muscles but so will riding a bike without sitting on the saddle - something you could do on non riding days if you get time
It also going to be good for balance but you need to avoid using the reins as a means of support - try holding a section of mane or have a neck strap
jaydee is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 12-13-2012, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 26
• Horses: 0
I think I balance not to bad .. I don't have to use neck strap anymore, and I never pull on reins. Occassionally I use mane of just touch back of the horese's neck to re-steady myself.

Should I be able to stay in 2 point non-stop for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, longer?
NordicMan is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 12-13-2012, 02:36 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,321
• Horses: 1
It depends on what you want to do. If you're going to jump, you want to be able to stay up for your entire course. If you're to hunting you want to be able to stay up and steady for longer periods.

This is one of those things where "it depends", but really this is something you cannot be too good at. It's better to finish a course and still be able to keep yourself up with good form than it is to finish a course barely hanging on.
Posted via Mobile Device
DancingArabian is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 12-13-2012, 04:36 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 22,193
• Horses: 3
Honestly at this point I thinkk you should go just beyond what you feel comfortable at because then you're stretching yourself a bit at a time and not risking putting strain on muscles that aren't used to it
I don't know what you're aim is but unless you intend to do much jumping or hunting then I'm not seeing it as something you need to stress on other than as a strength building exercise which is - as I say - achievable in other ways other than on the horses back and can be done on a daily basis.
Cantering a horse around in a menage for too long isn't actually that good for the horse so if you can practice somewhere on the straight it might be a good idea too
jaydee is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 12-14-2012, 08:10 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 5,619
• Horses: 0
I've played polo with a woman in her 30s who stays in 2-point for the whole chukker. About 7 minutes, with 6 chukkers in a game. Speaks to really good strength and tone.

I'm happy with about a 10 minute tolerance. I haven't timed it, but that's about the length of time for one portion of a morning workout while ponying horses. I'm in my 50s and appreciate keeping that core strong for riding and balance with walking/climbing.
boots is offline  
Reply

Tags
2 point fatigue

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Three-Point Position for Eventing? Ryder4Lyfe Eventing 2 07-21-2012 05:26 PM
Critique Rider Position Please!!! Zimpatico Horse Riding Critique 5 03-21-2011 08:31 PM
i need tips to perfect my two point position!!! tbstorm Jumping 15 01-03-2011 08:08 PM
Rider Position. ChingazMyBoy English Riding 5 05-28-2009 05:34 PM
Half halts and rider position. Spyder Dressage 18 05-12-2009 06:45 PM

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