Trotting question ... guys only - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 11-24-2008, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 21
• Horses: 0
Trotting question ... guys only

So I've taken about 6 riding lessons now. In the last lesson, we trotted for the first time. I didn't last long because it *hurt* in a certain way...let me put it this way, if I were a gelding, there wouldn't be a problem. I'm not joking, if I don't figure this out, I done with horses. Can any guy out there make suggestions?
jdaues is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 11-24-2008, 02:30 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 5,341
• Horses: 0
go check out this post

http://www.horseforum.com/guy-talk/q...24/#post134559

There is also another one related to this might be in the girls section

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. Douglas MacArthur
RegalCharm is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 12:40 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tenn.
Posts: 244
• Horses: 2
I know this seems kind of odd for me to be saying this, sence Im not a guy in all but.....alot of my guy friends were padding (like a socks, washcloth, etc.) with a cup. Haha Im like one of the the guys so they talk about everything around me.
BarneyBabby is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 12:44 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,917
• Horses: 1
Sorry, not a guy.....What about a jock strap/cup?

Are you absolutely sure you wanna mess with my carrots?
Joshie is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 12:50 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 5,526
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshie View Post
Sorry, not a guy.....What about a jock strap/cup?

Just don't ask Stiffin Peters about them !!
Spyder is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 01:04 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,917
• Horses: 1
Spyder, you are SO bad!!!

Are you absolutely sure you wanna mess with my carrots?
Joshie is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 01:15 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 5,526
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshie View Post
Spyder, you are SO bad!!!
Well he DID solve the "pain" problem. He just points the way now.

Yahoo yahoo no light for me
For now it's there for all to see
I go left and so does he
Just like driving Haw and Gee
Spyder is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 07:33 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,168
• Horses: 5
The key to trotting (and riding in general) without bouncing and getting sore in many places down there is to really relax your hips and legs. When I started riding, I was always thinking about all the stuff they tell you about position, heels down/etc/etc/etc, and it made my back/hips/legs stiff and tense, and I was always 'bouncy' and sore everywhere. One day, I decided to 'just ride' and not think about it...and when you are not thinking about it and your lower body is relaxed, you'll find that your body will naturally follow the horse's motion and you'll feel great after.

On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.
PaintHorseMares is online now  
post #9 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 08:09 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Posts: 13,165
• Horses: 3
Learn to Post. Your instructor should be there to teach you.

A difficult part of learning to ride is learning to get in rhythm with your horse. Painted said it well, unfortunately it is easier to say then to do but once you figure it out, it's like someone turns on a light in a dark room and you will progress quickly.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


It's not always what you say but what they hear.
iridehorses is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hey there guys... Small_Town_Girl Other Pets 2 10-19-2008 12:58 PM
silly question for you guys! Jubilee Rose Horse Talk 21 06-14-2008 12:53 AM
Hey guys Miss Katie Meet the Community 7 03-11-2008 11:41 PM
Trotting withOUT command????? Help please!!!!!!! CameoStone5 Horse Training 2 07-29-2007 01:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome