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    07-04-2008, 05:02 PM
Shoulders and heels

I've been riding for 7 years. I'm 16 years old.

I've been through 3 riding teachers. I'm on my 3rd one now. She's an amazing teacher. :)

I'm having trouble keeping my shoulders back.
My teacher always says "make your shoulder blades touch."

I have a wonderful seat at the walk and standing still.
My shoulders are back then.

However, when I go to a trot or faster, I tend to out my shoulders somewhat forward and my heels go up.

Any tips on how I can fix this? :)
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    07-04-2008, 05:30 PM
I was always told "Act like you have the biggest boobs in the world."
    07-04-2008, 06:13 PM
Well said, Harlee! That should work.

My trainer says "Act like you're about to sing" or quietly hum the ABC's to yourself.
    07-05-2008, 07:41 PM
Thank youuuuuu!

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