LOL! It was rough! But I need it, especially for Eventing because I really do need to be in just as good of condition as Nelson *meaning, heart and lung capacity and stamina*
I have to do exercises in the saddle as well - and oh my gosh! KILLER!
1) While in the saddle, start with your right leg and kick it back 50 times. Meaning, bend your knee push your foot back towards your horses butt. Then move to your left leg.
OUCH! My right butt cheek, and the muscles over my hip, screamed bloody murder, and I had quite a few muscle spasims at first.
2) While in the saddle, start with your right leg, and lift it directly off of your horses side in an outward motion. Almost like you are swinging your legs out to kick your horses side for not listening to your aids. Just during this one, you are not touching your horses side on the downard motion. Now do it on your left side.
50x each side.
Again - OUCH!
3) While in the saddle lift both knees up to your chest. Do this 50 times.
Eesh....she says she has more...not looking forward to that one.
OH! And I have to do 50 sit up's a night at home. That's my "homework"
I need at least two "omg i'm dying, hold on a second" breaks
lol, I thought I was doing it inconspicuously. I would slow down to a walk and start asking her questions. LOL. And then I would start talking to extend the answers to my questions.
She eventually caught on.
Good for you! How exciting to get started with a new coach and have such passion for what your learning.
I am not to that point yet, but have had some really great lessons this week.
Good for you!
Thanks Darling! You'll get there, and when you do, you'll want more and more and more. I am super excited for when your mare gets home! I cannot wait to see and hear about her progress.
MIE- DEF try to go! He is an amazing speaker, has GREAT SJ exercises, and really focuses on getting your horse to come up under you, and being able to shorten and lengthan and all that jazz while you are up in galloping position or in half seat. He really is great!
Alright! Great to hear! I will try to get to that point financially and see if I can find a ride. I am sure that there are local Pony Clubbers who'll attend, I am sure I can get a ride with one of them.
Thanks for the info!