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    09-05-2011, 03:08 PM
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Weanling
Help I've lost my balance...

When I had horses before I rode bareback almost all the time and had no problem staying on even when we jumped small objects on the trails so I had good balance but that was 10 years ago. The other day I was riding one of Jims mares and he said don't take this the wrong way but your balance is all off. I said I know I was hopeing it would get better with practice and he said,"Don't worry I can help you fix it," so his plan is to put me bareback on one of his mares and lead me while we do exercises to help my balance and to fix the way I sit in the English saddle which he says is part of me not haveing my balance as well. So do you guys have any suggestions on what I can do to improve my balance in the mean time between my riding?
     
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    09-05-2011, 03:16 PM
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Green Broke
I don't know that there is any way to improve your balance on a horse .... without actually riding the horse!!! And I agree that bareback riding is awesome for working on balance issues.

I suppose you could do something like yoga to work on balance and flexibility in general. And being on a regular exercise program is going to make your body stronger, overall, and more able to hold a balanced position. But again, you kind of need the horse to work specifically on balance while riding.
     
    09-05-2011, 03:25 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by beau159    
I don't know that there is any way to improve your balance on a horse .... without actually riding the horse!!! And I agree that bareback riding is awesome for working on balance issues.

I suppose you could do something like yoga to work on balance and flexibility in general. And being on a regular exercise program is going to make your body stronger, overall, and more able to hold a balanced position. But again, you kind of need the horse to work specifically on balance while riding.
I agree 100% with you but I am very restricted as far as what exercises I can do because of my back injury I do water aerobics two to three times a week and I walk a mile every other day but that's about it as far as what I can do. I use to love to do kick boxing, regular aerobics, running, hikeing, & kayaking but can't anymore. I have also put on alot of weight since I got hurt even though I watch what I eat I just can't be as active as I use to be.
     

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