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        11-05-2008, 12:13 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    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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        11-05-2008, 02:13 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Put your legs a little more onder your butt so that it's almost a straight line from your hips to your heels.
         
        11-05-2008, 03:38 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Caboose    
    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.
         
        11-05-2008, 03:47 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Omg your so lucky to be riding a Friesian!
         
        11-05-2008, 05:22 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by VanillaBean    
    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.
         
        11-05-2008, 06:47 PM
      #16
    Foal
    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.
         
        11-05-2008, 10:42 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by IrishRider    
    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
         
        11-05-2008, 10:46 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by whitetrashwarmblood    
    Practical Horseman
    That's the one I was thinking of. Lol
    Oh yes. I love Practical Horseman.
         
        11-06-2008, 06:58 AM
      #19
    Foal
    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!
         
        11-06-2008, 06:24 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    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.
    x
         

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