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post #1 of 3 Old 03-25-2011, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Talking UPdate on my leg and riding!

Thanks to all of you who gave me tips on how to make my leg stay put.
This is an update and although it would sometimes still move a little, it's much better. With time it should be perfectly unnoticeable.

Thanks again! I printed your comments and put them in my riding journal.

The video also has me cantering so feel free to comment on that too. In the end I sort of lost control, as in, I did something and Coco seemed to understand that I wanted to stop, when I didn't... or she decided she would stop and saw an easy way out of it. Maybe someone will notice what I did wrong.


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I loved your instructor's French! I wish I could understand better.
Anyway, yes, I think you look loads better. I remember the other video now, and in this one you had more impulsion out of Coco and you had her more together , too.
The canter got better the longer you stayed in it. You sat up more and your hips started to go with her better. I doubt I could do any better, if as well.
I think she fell out of the canter because you mentally kind of went away from her. It could have been something as small as breathing out really heavily or betting to sagging in your back. I couldn't tell, except that you did seem more focussed on the instructor for that second and the hrose knew. there's a kind of presence and committment that comes throught the seat and rein when the rider is THERE for every stride. When the rider leaves, the horse leaves.

I though you handled the sudden change to trot quite well and overall you are a tidy little rider as far as I would know (not being hunter). I am always saying to folks to pick up more rein and put their elbows back toward the body more, but I think for hunters it's a different way of riding. In any case, Coco looked happy and that says a lot for the rider.
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I loved your instructor's French! I wish I could understand better.

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I think she fell out of the canter because you mentally kind of went away from her. It could have been something as small as breathing out really heavily or betting to sagging in your back. I couldn't tell, except that you did seem more focussed on the instructor for that second and the hrose knew. there's a kind of presence and committment that comes throught the seat and rein when the rider is THERE for every stride. When the rider leaves, the horse leaves.

That seems like a very good explanation. Now that I think of it, its probably that. I lost focus.

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I am always saying to folks to pick up more rein and put their elbows back toward the body more, but I think for hunters it's a different way of riding.

Ya I think it is a little different. The elbows cannot be too much forward and it's best when they are closer to the body (like you said) but the most important I think (someone correct me if I am wrong) is for the reins to not be too long to ensure good contact and control and for the arms to be straight with the reins as if it were it's extension... for hunter that is.

Thanks for watching the video.

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