what do you think the basics of english riding are?

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    04-25-2010, 06:31 PM
what do you think the basics of english riding are?

I just want to see what you guys thinkg! (:
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    04-25-2010, 09:20 PM
Rhythm, balance, suppleness, obedience, impulsion.
Not necessarily in that order.
    04-25-2010, 09:32 PM
The very very basics are steering and stopping. But I agree with Strange
    04-25-2010, 09:35 PM
The very very basic is staying on.
    04-25-2010, 09:39 PM
I agree with the above, but if you are looking for a guide to the "basics" I would highly recommend "The Principles of Riding".
The Principles of Riding (Complete Riding & Driving System)
(I have no idea why is so expensive on Amazon... it's really not a ridiculously expensive book)
    04-26-2010, 12:45 PM
Green Broke
Dressage. Nothing else to it.
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    04-27-2010, 05:42 PM
To me if you bounce around on the horse's back then you can't ride. There shouldn't be air between you and the saddle except when you want there to be. Using your hands and legs effectively depends on being able to sit/post correctly.
    04-27-2010, 10:21 PM
Pony boy make a good point..
Balance, rhythm, suppleness, impulsion, flat work, flat work, flat work, FLAT WORK and good balance!
    04-28-2010, 02:04 PM
Good balance and a good seat- you can't progress far if you don't develop them. Transitions and steering on a very very basic level but I think balance and seat are the core to it really.
    04-28-2010, 09:45 PM
Working on balance,
Two point posting on the right diagonal. Etc

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