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post #1 of 6 Old 03-18-2010, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure if this is in the right place, but I didn't know where else to put it. I did a search and couldn't find any buzz words, so I thought I'd ask if anyone had any.

What "buzz words" do you use while riding? What do the ones you use mean?

I wanted to buy this video, but I just can't right now, so I'd like to know what everyone here uses. Jane Savoie Dressage
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-19-2010, 12:05 AM
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Found a few:

Bullzeye - Sit on both seat bones equally

Slinky - Think of a slinky bending to the front, back, and side to side. Straighten up so the slinky is standing up on its own.

Level - Think of a carpenter's level, you want the bubble in the center. Level your hips.

Zipper - Wear a sweater with a zipper. Make sure the zipper is straight, so you straighten your body.

Gardening Knees - Bend your knees, move your lower legs back, push your knee cap down to the ground, and lengthen your leg.

Piano Hands - Make sure your thumbs are up.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-19-2010, 05:02 AM
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what are "Buzz words"?
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-19-2010, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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"Once you have the vivid images in your mind’s eye, you’re given specific “buzzwords” that anchor those images in your subconscious mind.
The buzzwords act as a shorthand cue to trigger position corrections. You don’t have to actively “do” anything. Your subconscious mind causes your muscles to fire in the right way so that you automatically “self-correct”.
For example, let’s say you tend to collapse the left side of your waist. Visualize that you have a toothpick on each side of your body. Each toothpick rests between your last rib and your waist. If you collapse on the left side, you’ll get jabbed by the toothpick on the left, and the toothpick on the right will end up on the ground.
You want to stretch up through your left side so your toothpicks stay in place without sticking you. Plus, when you stretch up, you create the right muscle memory. Once you’re sitting correctly, you’ll anchor that feeling with the buzzword “toothpicks”."
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-19-2010, 04:43 PM
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When a person says "buzzword" that is not what I think if. A buzz word would be something like your horse is scotching or to leg a horse up. Those are buzz words something that is universally known. Not something someone made up for a given person.

-I'm so busy... I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse.
-An Armed Man is a Citizen an unarmed man is a subject.
-Where ever free speech is stifled Tyranny will reign.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-19-2010, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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This is where I heard of them. Ruth Hogan - Poulsen Dressage LLC : Team Poulsen
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