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post #11 of 11 Old 04-07-2011, 06:16 AM
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dont be so hard on yourself especially if you only just started riding again.
my advice is below and the way you can help these problems
  • try to stop hands moving- maybe hold on to the pomell untill you feel more balanced
  • relax more and go with your horses rythm- sit deeper in the saddle and relax all of your muscles and try not to be stiff and tense but sit up straight at the same time(this comes from a good seat and balance)
  • try to remember chin up back straight but relaxed- just sit up more and have in mind a "look at me " attitude as if your are the best .look up and chin up.
  • toes in and legs still-, it hurts! i know but practice turning your toes in so that they are not turned out. good calf muscles help stillnes through the leg and if you arent able to manage this a pair of chaps may help as well as grippy bum joddies
  • also shoulders back- just bring them forward and then push them back
this all will help your overall position,balance and seat and also the horse
hope this helps and good luck

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