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post #1 of 9 Old 07-27-2011, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Scared of Saddle Seat

So... I start riding Saddle Seat Wednesday (next week)and I'm really nervous about the whole thing. Like what if I get a bad trainer... PLease help to calm my nerves :) thank you... Huntoon
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-27-2011, 09:21 PM
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That sounds extremely awesome. Saddle seat is such a pretty disipline to me... The horses are so charged and energetic.

And the show cloths are the coolest. I want those vests. I want to learn to ride saddle seat mostly so I can dress up.

Have fun! If the stable has a good reputation, don't worry about bad trainers. IF you get a bad apple, find a new barn.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-27-2011, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks... I rode there when i was 8 or 9 I'm 12 now. I have to wear jods or breeches. for every lesson. :)
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It's a lot easier once you get the hang of what's expected of you. You'll know in the first lesson or two if you have a good trainer and if you're really going to enjoy this. Keep an open mind through the whole process. It can get confusing if you haven't been around it much or haven't done it in a few years. Remember you're going to use new muscles if you've been riding any other discipline recently or, well, ever, lol.

I've ridden saddle seat for over 10 years among other disciplines and I love it!

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~Arabian Proverb
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-27-2011, 10:10 PM
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Easier than you think ;D

What horses are you riding?

Brighteyes is 100% correct about the show clothes! Over 4000 invested in my attire! Every Show is a differnt setup lol.

Completly different seat from hunter/jumpers.

Only advice is Have Funn!
If your not having fun- your horse isn't having fun-then Somebody's gonna end up in the ER
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-27-2011, 10:29 PM
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Oh my! I am so excited for you. Just breath and take it all in stride. It is always nerve wracking to learn something new, and IMHO Saddleseat is the BEST! You will be fine.
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-28-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone :)
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-28-2011, 03:54 PM
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LOVE saddle seat, and the clothes are probably 50% of why I love it,lol. It's a lot of fun, and as stated above not nearly as hard as you think:)
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-04-2011, 01:50 AM
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Just for laughs!

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