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        06-27-2010, 09:16 PM
    You said that both times you fell, you tried to hold onto your horse's neck. To hold onto my horse's neck, I have to lean forward. If you're in a position where your horse is spooking or getting too strong, forward is the last place you want to be. You want to be sitting tall, deep, square with your heels sinking into the earth so heavily they'd leave a dent. I would suggest reading the two Sally Swift centered riding books. There is a lot of good insight there about creating a solid base of security in the saddle. If you go to any horse show or training event where there are a lot trainers around and a horse gets out of control, you'll hear every trainer simultaneously shout "sit back". Fetal position will get you off every time.
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        06-28-2010, 09:31 PM
    I have to agree with not leaning forward. It signals them to go faster. I did something stupid this morning, My daughter was riding bareback and made it look really easy so I hopped on. I started to slip a bit and not thinking leaned forward (to correct my balance) off she took, I held on as long as I could hollering "Whoa" at the tops of my lungs. She started to stop but it was too late and I tumbled off. My husband said I looked like a ball rolling downhill. I guess I mastered the tuck and roll but I think I broke my tailbone anyway. So remember to sit up and not lean forward and don't panic it only makes the situation worse.

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