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post #21 of 52 Old 09-01-2011, 09:25 PM
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post #22 of 52 Old 09-07-2011, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks bsms! You were right, I was posting too high and that was the center of all my problems. I can't believe the solution was as simple as not rising so high! Grr, I feel so stupid. I watched a video of myself riding today and my posting looks much better than it previously did. I only rise up an inch or two, I don't pivot too far forward and it doesn't hurt anymore.

... can't believe my instructors and riding friends didn't pick this up after almost a whole year! Everyone had suggestions early on but not a single person suggested not posting as high. Sigh. Thanks again. :)
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... can't believe my instructors and riding friends didn't pick this up after almost a whole year! Everyone had suggestions early on but not a single person suggested not posting as high. Sigh. Thanks again. :)
I guess they didn't have the balls to tell you something so personal.

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ROFL at Spyder. Good one.

It was always an awkward moment during beginning riding lessons with male students; approaching them quietly in the middle of the ring, while they were bent over their horse's neck, and whispering "Next lesson, wear a cup."
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I guess they didn't have the balls to tell you something so personal.

Haha! I was having a crappy morning until I read that comment.
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It was always an awkward moment during beginning riding lessons with male students; approaching them quietly in the middle of the ring, while they were bent over their horse's neck, and whispering "Next lesson, wear a cup."
Early on when I was learning the very basics of posting I lost my balance more than once and slammed into the saddle causing me to keel over in agony, only to have the instructor repeatedly ask what's wrong while I try and figure out how to word what just happened. It's awkward because you're trying to tell them what happened so they can offer suggestions without being creepy. When it happens now, I simply say 'guy problems' and they connect the dots...

I'm not so sure a cup and breeches are a good match, haha. In theory it sounds like a good idea, but riding in breeches doesn't leave too much to the imagination and a cup would only make it more obvious. Throw in the fact that I already stand out at an all female barn and I do my best to avoid any unnecessary attention... haha. :)
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Jinx,

I love your posts. I bet the women are so glad you are there. My experience is that most women really appreciate having male riders around. I dont' ride out of a barn, but when I did, we had a few guys and we always treated them like princes. Spoiled 'em.

(ps. My son told me a cup hurts because it digs into his thighs. But for baseball, it's a serious necessity to protect agains long term injury.)
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[QUOTE=Skyseternalangel;1158900
Cowboys invented the post for long distance riding too.. so they apparently didn't have a problem :P :/[/QUOTE]

No they did NOT, no cowboys in England dear, and this where rising trot to give it its proper title was developed!!
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I'm pretty sure posting has been developed thousands of times since the stirrup was invented.

I cannot imagine riding with a cup. Or breeches. Or both. Tighty whities and jeans for this old fart!
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I cannot imagine riding with a cup. Or breeches. Or both. Tighty whities and jeans for this old fart!
Ah I can remember my first instructor in his very very very tight pants. The curves were very very very interesting, every time he moved....oh for the good old days....**sigh**
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