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post #21 of 38 Old 12-23-2010, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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My trainer doesn't do lunge line lessons, but I do think it would be of help a lot, as he also has a terrible problem of dodging into the middle of the arena. I've only cantered him once or twice so far because we'll be cantering along and suddenly he just jerks into the middle. Not that I can't correct him, but when I turn him he continues to find a way to trot sideways! >:(
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post #22 of 38 Old 01-09-2011, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a video from my lesson today. I think i've improved a little :)

What are your opinions?

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post #23 of 38 Old 01-09-2011, 04:28 AM
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It still seems forced, but I think it might be your position rather than your posting.

Your elbows seem fairly stiff, and don't give. You need to give slightly at the elbow, letting your hands stay where they are. So your elbow should open a fraction when you rise, and close that fraction back up when you sit. At the moment, your whole arm is moving up and down, which is exaggerating the movement of your posting and making it seem too much.

Once your hands are quiet, then your posting will look a lot better :)

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post #24 of 38 Old 01-09-2011, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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thankks :) and my arms actually were stiff...I was at a party the night before. we went rollerblading and my friend was really bad at it so she held onto my arms and I pulled her around the whole night. They STILL hurt ;)
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post #25 of 38 Old 01-09-2011, 08:20 PM
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I think what would work well for you is a bucking strap. It's called other things too, but basically it's a little strap that attaches to the rings in the front of the saddle. If you hold that strap in addition to the reins, it helps keep you in place when doing no stirrup work and also keeps your reins quiet.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #26 of 38 Old 01-09-2011, 08:51 PM
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Hi Emily,

thanks for posting another video. I think your are posting in a less forced manor.
May I ask how tall are you? That saddle looks almost too small for you. When I saw you posting from the rear in the video, you were coming right down almost onto the cantle. You should be touching down lightly right in the middle of the saddle, just touchind down and back up again. I can't see real well in the video but I wonder if the saddle is too small for you.
To be honest, I wouldn't call that horse's trot all that rough. In fact, because he is offering you so little impulsion, you have nothing to post off of. One needs some energy to be able to post off of. At that speed I might just sit the trot. I think some work sitting would be good for you. And if you could ride in a very controlled environment bareback it would help your balance. I can see a lot of wobbling going on and if you watch the video again and focus solely on your hands, you will see them go up and down as you post up and down,. They should stay in the exact same place relative to the horse, no matter whether you are up or down. It take time to be able to do this and you are making progress.
If you were my student, I would have you in a round pen and on a lungline. But you are doing the best that you can and we appreciate that. So, next time try to get a little more energy out of the horse and you will actually find posting to be easier. Good luck.
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Hi Emily,

thanks for posting another video. I think your are posting in a less forced manor.
May I ask how tall are you? That saddle looks almost too small for you. When I saw you posting from the rear in the video, you were coming right down almost onto the cantle. You should be touching down lightly right in the middle of the saddle, just touchind down and back up again. I can't see real well in the video but I wonder if the saddle is too small for you.
To be honest, I wouldn't call that horse's trot all that rough. In fact, because he is offering you so little impulsion, you have nothing to post off of. One needs some energy to be able to post off of. At that speed I might just sit the trot. I think some work sitting would be good for you. And if you could ride in a very controlled environment bareback it would help your balance. I can see a lot of wobbling going on and if you watch the video again and focus solely on your hands, you will see them go up and down as you post up and down,. They should stay in the exact same place relative to the horse, no matter whether you are up or down. It take time to be able to do this and you are making progress.
If you were my student, I would have you in a round pen and on a lungline. But you are doing the best that you can and we appreciate that. So, next time try to get a little more energy out of the horse and you will actually find posting to be easier. Good luck.
Thanks for the help. And yes, the saddle probably is too small. Its not mine. It belongs to another student at the barn. They are moving me onto a different horse next week. A tennessee walker, though he's not gaited. But he's very fast. His walk is like the speed of Casper's trot! haha. I'll ask my mom to take some more videos next week. And also, ignore her talking in the background! sorry about that!

I reaalllyy really want to ride bareback, but I'm afraid that she'll say no. Because we would be taking up a whole lesson and...I don't know. But we found 2 horses for free lease, we are going to see them Wednesday I think. She just wants someone to work them. So if we like them, I could ride bareback on them :)
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That's great. You ll have fun getting used to the TW horse. don't let it phase you when he first moves out briskly.
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post #29 of 38 Old 01-11-2011, 10:41 PM
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When you are posting bend your elbows. by doing this you wont interferer with his motion and you'll stay out of his mouth and he'll be happier. :)
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post #30 of 38 Old 01-11-2011, 10:41 PM
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Bending i mean open and close. going with his motion,
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