Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
• Horses: 0
I second that, slidestop.
I tested the saddle out again, and turns out I didn't pull the fenders enough. They fit! But just barely. : p
So... Did the lesson. I have never fallen so many
times in one sitting! Haha.
It was bareback and reignless riding. I was on a
lungeline and I did pretty good, except at the trot. I
think I fell three times trotting, once at the canter.
The first two "falls" were: I've lost my balance!
Quick, grab onto something before you hit the
ground! I couldn't pull myself back up so I just
slipped off and remounted.
The third was the first canter we gave a try. Lost
balance, slipped to the side, landed feet first then
plunked onto my butt. Hopped on, did it again, and did a lot better.
Went back to trotting, lost balance again, and hit
butt first pretty hard so we walked around for a bit
so my muscles wouldn't tighten up. The best part
was? Brown did great. : ) It was pretty funny how he got to figuring out that each fall means to go back to the stepping block. But he also stopped immediately once I became deseated.
By the end I started getting the hang of the trot.
Brown naturally has this extended, bouncy trot.
Hard as hell to sit.
It turns out I have a tendency of slouching and
leaning forward, which I need to fix. He says every
time (prior and then) I've fallen was because I
leaned forward. I also noticed I need to start opening my chest more, which will help if I roll my shoulders back to prevent me leaning forward.
Yaaaaay. My poor butt hurts. : p
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