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    06-27-2009, 01:00 AM
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Weanling
Strong lower leg?

When I was having my lesson on thursday, my instructor said that I have a very strong lower leg.

What does this mean exactly? And is it a good or a bad thing?

Thanks.
     
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    06-27-2009, 08:11 AM
  #2
Weanling
It means exactly what it sounds like -- your lower leg (foot to knee) is really strong. When you have a strong lower leg, it means you are able to support your weight without resting your hands on the horse's neck or pinching with your knees. Having a strong lower leg means your leg can stay still and secure against your horse's sides, so you can post easier without interfering, you can canter without your legs swinging, and you can fold over jumps without collapsing your body or using the neck for support over the jump.
     
    06-27-2009, 10:13 AM
  #3
Weanling
Ok thankyou!
     
    07-01-2009, 08:27 PM
  #4
Weanling
Having a strong toned lower leg is very important for jumping in a mater of fact any style rideing.
     
    07-02-2009, 11:07 AM
  #5
Foal
That is a great thing! You have a very secure ankle to knee and are very able to support yourself and your horse! It was a good compliment! =)
     

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