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        04-23-2007, 03:20 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    :) Hey girl, just for the record....I don't think its to painful to look at....shock horror....I think I am looking at a novice rider and bravo for givin it a go! Don't get caught up in what everyone says! Take what you want and leave the rest.....I said what I did because I think if you don't change your girl may get caught up in a fall or your pony will get cross and CROSS his jaw and start to evade the bit resulting in a stop at the jumps. We all learn from our experiences and the fact that you have even posted in this section tells me that you are hungry for more.... 8) I will work on photo's in the next few days...keep an eye out.
         
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        04-23-2007, 11:25 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Ok i'm sorry about the pregnant comment. I have just never seen a pony that round. You might want to give her a grab strap, like a stirrup leather around the pony's neck when jumping so she learns the correct place for her hands and she won't fall back on his mouth. Also you could ask her during your lessons if the pony were to disapear out from under her would she be able to stand in the position she is on the horse. Visualization techniques help many younger riders, I use them frequently when teaching pony clubbers in mounted lessons. Good Luck!
         
        04-24-2007, 12:41 AM
      #13
    Foal
    First off, she shouldnt be riding in sneakers. Yes, I know we all love to ride in them, but she hasnt trained her heels yet, and her foot falls through a lot easier since there is not stop. My horses owner taught me to stand on a curb, on the balls of my feet, and lower myself down. It stretches your calf muscles, and it really does help. Also, this may be considered cheating, but find some cheap girl clogs or boots or something, with a weightier heel. It helps me keep them down, since I get 'ballerina toes' by my 3rd horse O.o She needs to keep her elbows in (I noticed this on the flat) and her eyes looking up and where she is going, not down at the pony. For that my trainer always tells me if my horses head falls off, she will inform me. I just think its funny and figure your student might too :)
         
        04-25-2007, 06:11 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tumai
    :) Hey girl, just for the record....I don't think its to painful to look at....shock horror....I think I am looking at a novice rider and bravo for givin it a go! Don't get caught up in what everyone says! Take what you want and leave the rest.....I said what I did because I think if you don't change your girl may get caught up in a fall or your pony will get cross and CROSS his jaw and start to evade the bit resulting in a stop at the jumps. We all learn from our experiences and the fact that you have even posted in this section tells me that you are hungry for more.... 8) I will work on photo's in the next few days...keep an eye out.
    i wasn't saying that you said that they were bad. I actually found your advice very useful and used your technique today with the lunging.But maybe im interpreting ur message wrong. The bits I don't get:I said what I did because I think if you don't change your girl may get caught up in a fall or your pony will get cross and CROSS his jaw and start to evade the bit resulting in a stop at the jumps. We all learn from our experiences and the fact that you have even posted in this section tells me that you are hungry for more....

    Thanks to everyone who has helped. Oh yer about the sneaker thing,i wasn't happy that she was riding in them either, I even brought her my old boots and told her to wear a few pairs of socks but no, she refused. :roll:

    Also to kristy: I wasnt taking all the photos I was actually talking to her parents while she was jumping. I came out and fixed the saddle.
         
        04-25-2007, 06:30 AM
      #15
    Foal
    OMG I FEEL SO BAD. I just realized that it looks like I said that tumai said that it was painful im so sorry! I feel so bad!Please forgive me!
         
        04-25-2007, 07:47 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I don't think she should be jumping yet.
         
        04-25-2007, 07:52 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    :) STOP feeling bad...right now. I just wanted to distance myself from anything that I felt was unconstructive. I never mean to put anyone down or make anyone feel bad...I am Sorry! I just find some comments mean and just wanted to distance myself from that. I only mean't that if her feet were too far forward and by chance she had a fall she may get caught up and dragged or kicked and I thought if she uses the reins as her balance or leverage on landing she would jab him in the mouth and he may start to resent jumping and decide to stop beforehand. I find that when a pony is really refusing they tend to cross or set there jaws as part of evasion. I am still trying to get photo's for you! I think its great that you even teach riding and still hunt or be hungry for more information to help your student.....I really like people who have drive......Perhaps I use tooo much slang Anyway please don't feel bad. Hows the lunging going, sometimes I play the simon says game at the same time...eg simon says hands on hips and then simon says hands on head and then hands on shoulders and if they do that then they have to start again because simon didn't say.....great laughs and good for concentration and co-ordination because all the while they are riding on the lunge.
         
        04-26-2007, 04:05 AM
      #18
    Foal
    Thank you so much. The lunging is going really well but we may be put off because heavy rains are coming our way :( But it is good in a way less drought!
         
        04-26-2007, 11:02 AM
      #19
    Started
    First off if she refused to wear boots I would of refused to teach the leason, far to much of a risk, like nirvanarider said
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    First off, she shouldnt be riding in sneakers. Yes, I know we all love to ride in them, but she hasnt trained her heels yet, and her foot falls through a lot easier since there is not stop
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    As forthe sturrip leather around the neck.....i've been ridding for over 30 years and I still use it to this day when jumping just so I know where my hands are when jumping.
         
        04-28-2007, 06:53 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Huh?
         

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