09-28-2009, 06:24 PM
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No, loosing your lower leg doesn't mean you'd be jumping ahead. If you were gripping with your knees, yes - that blocks the flow of our bodies weight that is supposed to naturally dispurse from our upper body into our heels.
When you grip with your knees, that causes your lower leg to fling back and your upper body to fling forward.
If you are not gripping your knees but still are not solidifying your lower leg at the girth with your inner calf *being wrapped around our horses, not just ontop* you can still loose your lower leg, but you wont be thrown off balance, because there is no knee gripping that disrupts the bodies balance.
I invite you to studdy GM's pictures. And Beezie Maddens. Look at where their legs are. Look at riders back in the 50's.
Read GM's columns. Legs must be solidifed at the girth, knee's open and inner calf wrapped around our horse. Toes must be just at the girth. Not at the center, not surpassed. Just at the girth.