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post #1 of 6 Old 10-06-2013, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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I feel like i'm bouncing around! Help!

Hello! So I want some feedback on my riding! I feel like I'm bouncing around when I try to sit her trot and so I post. And when I canter, I don't feel balanced.

I have really been trying to keep my heals down and stay balanced but would love some feedback and tips!! Thanks so much!

I know the video is kinda blury and far away, but it's all I have. And I know I was on the wrong lead the first time :P

Anyways, thanks so much!! :):)

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-06-2013, 06:30 AM
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Lower your hands would be one thing as you are causing her to put head up. And that in turn will keep your balance and seat off.

Other than that, just too far away to tell a lot.

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Thanks I will remember that! And to get a better video next time! :P
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-08-2013, 04:50 PM
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Trying to jam your heels down causes stiffness right through th body and you feel you are bouncing because you are!
At the moment you have no seat and are relying on your hands for balance. Not good.
If I were teaching you I would have you ride without stirrups at the trot, reins in one hand and two fingers of the other under the pommel pf the saddle and pull it up off the horse. This will put you deep in the saddle so feel how you are sitting on your seat bones. Keep that feel when you let go and try to emulate it. Th moment you start bouncing pull yourself down again.

Whilst doing this let your legs hang down relaxed, you can, once sitting deep raise your toes but balance os the key to a good seat and the rest will follow.
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In addition to lowering your hands I would say sit deep. When you're trotting (with or without stirrups) think that you have concrete bags tied to either hip and you can't move up and down, only back and forth. Thinking like this might help you try to lower your center of gravity and help you a bit more. Trotting without stirrups will help too! :) I had this problem when I was sitting the trot and the way that I described really helped me figure it out. Good luck!
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-08-2013, 06:29 PM
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Lose your stirrups, you need to develop a better seat and that will help. Get your legs back and relax your back and your shoulders. Keep your hands lower and elbows at your sides. Start at walk and work your way through the gaits, good luck!

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