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post #11 of 30 Old 11-05-2008, 12:13 PM
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I would say the one tricky thing people always mis is keeping those heels down! My instructor always used to tell us HEELS DOWN! Your my age! =] But don't be so hard on yourself. Watch other lessons, take what your instructor tells you to do and do it or work on it. Also the one thing I used to practice is standing on something where my heel was off and practice putting my heels down and toes up! Goodluck, congrats on getting to ride!
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post #12 of 30 Old 11-05-2008, 02:13 PM
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Put your legs a little more onder your butt so that it's almost a straight line from your hips to your heels.

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post #13 of 30 Old 11-05-2008, 03:38 PM
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All right, Thanks!

I've been reading online and picking up magazines every once in a while.

Are there any specific books you recommend?
I believe Horse & Rider is more geared towards the Western rider. For English I highly recommend Practical Horseman. I noticed you were on a dressage saddle...I think there is a Dressage magazine as well. However, PH covers all aspects of English riding.
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post #14 of 30 Old 11-05-2008, 03:47 PM
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omg your so lucky to be riding a Friesian!

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post #15 of 30 Old 11-05-2008, 05:22 PM
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Put your legs a little more onder your butt so that it's almost a straight line from your hips to your heels.
I forgot about that. That's one thing that you have to learn. You ride better that way.

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post #16 of 30 Old 11-05-2008, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help so far guys! :) I'll definitely post more photos as I go along to see if I've improved any lesson by lesson.

I'll also see about taking video.
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post #17 of 30 Old 11-05-2008, 10:42 PM
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I believe Horse & Rider is more geared towards the Western rider. For English I highly recommend Practical Horseman. I noticed you were on a dressage saddle...I think there is a Dressage magazine as well. However, PH covers all aspects of English riding.

Practical Horseman
That's the one I was thinking of. Lol
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post #18 of 30 Old 11-05-2008, 10:46 PM
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Practical Horseman
That's the one I was thinking of. Lol
Oh yes. I love Practical Horseman.

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post #19 of 30 Old 11-06-2008, 06:58 AM
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If you go to www.statelinetack.com and click on the "free training video library" there is lot of free videos that go over a ton of stuff. I just got my new horse 2 weeks ago. I had not owned a horse since I was 15 so I was rusty. I think you will really enjoy the hours of free video. Keep us posted on your experience!
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post #20 of 30 Old 11-06-2008, 06:24 PM
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I'm actually on this website right now called Horse Hero>> www.horsehero.com/
And by goodness it's REALLY informative and helpful!
*Goes back to watching the videos* lol.
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