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post #11 of 27 Old 10-28-2013, 01:35 PM
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I don't see a stirrup length problem, but I see that you need more weight in your stirrups. To GET there I suggest work without stirrups to lengthen your legs and deepen your seat AND work in 2-point.

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post #12 of 27 Old 10-28-2013, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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To clear it up-this is for general English flatwork, not AQHA just yet but that's where I'm headed.
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I don't see a stirrup length problem, but I see that you need more weight in your stirrups. To GET there I suggest work without stirrups to lengthen your legs and deepen your seat AND work in 2-point.
Thank you, I agree, I will try what you've suggested.
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post #14 of 27 Old 11-09-2013, 12:02 PM
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that's the length I would jump with and a few holes down for dressage. Pretty good length id say.
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I would say that a lot of it is your conformation! You look long in the thigh.

I would certainly have you riding on the flat, a couple of holes longer so that your knee is not stuck into the knee roll.
You have good long legs, let them hang down and knee more under you.
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post #16 of 27 Old 11-15-2013, 03:11 AM
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For flat work I would say they are a bit short!
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Your stirrups should always be the length of you arm. What Daddy thought me <3
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I would say that a lot of it is your conformation! You look long in the thigh.
*Giggles* Something we don't think of to often, a persons confirmation for their desired discipline
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post #19 of 27 Old 11-19-2013, 01:26 AM
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The reason they look short is because you're not using your leg effectively/properly. You're pinching with your knee and drawing your heel up. To have an effective Hunter leg, you want to carry the weight through the back of your calves, and rotating your heel into the horse and keeping your heel flexed down.
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post #20 of 27 Old 11-19-2013, 04:51 AM
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*Giggles* Something we don't think of to often, a persons confirmation for their desired discipline
Agreed, not many instructors will take into consideration how a person is built.

It is something they need to do if they want to get results.

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