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    09-10-2010, 01:06 AM
Desperado @ work

I ride Desperado for a little while now, and we are doing slowly better
Here some pictures :)

(I had some serious backproblem, caused by my schoolbag...)

Thanx for watching :)
I know my legs arent' right either, but that's just a pretty hard thing with this saddle haha
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    09-10-2010, 01:24 AM
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regarding Desperado

Hello to Dutch Girl.

That is a lovely horse! Is he Andalusian? Lusitano? He has that look.
You are right, your legs are NOT right. Your weight cannot flow down into your stirrups because you are gripping with your thigh and knee. You can just see how your energy stops, right there. It makes you unstable and it looks like you are "riding" the reins a bit, except it's better in the second to last and last photo.
What's with the saddle? It looks like it's made out of plastic. Is it slippery? Can you try riding without stirrups for a bit?
Also, the stirrup is set too long. Your toe is angled downward as you 'fish" for your stirrup. If you relax your leg, let the weight drop down , down into your ankle, you will feel it flex a little and the stirrup length will feel better. Try shortening one or two holes.

Looks like you are having a lot of fun!
    09-10-2010, 01:27 AM
The saddle is a very expensive spanisch saddle, no plastic :p
I'm not the only one having problems with the saddle, the owner has to.

Next time I'll try to short the stirrups, thanks for your tips!

Desperado is an Andalusian yeah :p
    09-10-2010, 01:27 AM
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I have to add, since I had so much negative to say, that actually, you have overall a nice connection to the horse and have not overbent him. His topline/headset look pretty good. Just getting your leg relaxed and draping down will be the final piece to a nice puzzle.
In the Netherlands, people do not wear helmets?
    09-10-2010, 01:29 AM
I lost my helmet...
And forgot it, but well, Desperado is kinda very easy, when I ride my own horse, I DO wear a helmet.

I will work on my legs!
    09-10-2010, 01:29 AM
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Oh, I have seen those Spanish saddles. I am too fat to fit in that!
I think you really know what you are doing. I think other than trying shorter stirrups, I could not really give any advice. Easy to talk, harder to do.
    09-10-2010, 01:31 AM
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OH,, nice website. Dutch is like English, but not that like it. Have you a video you would like to share?

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