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  • Getting unused muscles back into shape

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    11-10-2010, 05:39 PM
Getting back into it!

Hi guys!

Great forum you have going here! I haven't had any structured riding in about 7 or 8 years, but had ridden since I could walk before that. My horse died in college and just haven't had the heart to get back into it again until now. I'm hopefully starting up lessons in a week or two I'm super excited! I really want to get back into it seriously, and hopefully buy a horse again after school is over in two years (if I can hold out that long)

I know it'll take a while to get my muscles back into shape, but I'm really rusty on technique, picking up the right leads etc. Do any of you know of a good english riding book, or website maybe where I can refresh my memory?

Thanks a bunch, and once again great website!
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    11-10-2010, 05:50 PM
Green Broke
I find that once you get on it all comes back. It's like riding a bike but better.
    11-11-2010, 02:59 PM
Ohh, I bet you're excited!!

You really don't forget. You will definitely need to strengthen some unused riding muscles and be reminded here and there of a few things, but for the most part, at least I found, it will all come back to you when you're in the saddle. I was away from horses from the age of 14 to 27, and when I saddled up for the first time it was second nature to me. It was very strange to just "know" and "do" without thinking but it was like I'd never dismounted. :) Of course, the next day after that first ride I was pretty much stuck on the couch because of muscle stiffness, ha ha, but I was so happy about owning a horse again the pain wasn't going to get me down.

Good luck, have fun!

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