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        08-09-2010, 10:55 AM
      #11
    Foal
    What I've found out helps me was opening my hips up. My instructor told me I had very tight hips so I began to do stretches that open my hips up. I just found out last Thursday that by opening my hips up and keeping my upper leg away from the saddle that I sit deeper into the saddle and have more contact through my calves to the horse. Also having your heels down helps a lot. Just relax, take a deep breath. Don't grip with your upper legs.
         
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        08-11-2010, 12:30 PM
      #12
    Foal
    How tall are you, and how tall is your horse? Sometimes I find it's hard to sit to a really big horse, because it's hard to get your legs around them to grip.
         
        08-11-2010, 07:09 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Fuzzyfeet, you shouldn't have to use your legs to grip anyway ;) Ideally you should be able to lift your legs away from the saddle and right purely on your seat. Usually the bigger horses have bigger movement, which is why some people struggle on them more than smaller horses, to sit on.
         
        08-12-2010, 09:25 AM
      #14
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    Fuzzyfeet, you shouldn't have to use your legs to grip anyway ;) Ideally you should be able to lift your legs away from the saddle and right purely on your seat. Usually the bigger horses have bigger movement, which is why some people struggle on them more than smaller horses, to sit on.
    really? I have never been able to do this! Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Wally bucks like a lunatic when we canter lol I shall try it
         
        08-12-2010, 09:33 AM
      #15
    Trained
    Haha yes usually when they buck it'll encourage you to grip!

    But yes, you should be able to ride without legs - how do you think people who ride paralysed from the waist down stay on? ;)

    Opening the hip joint and lifting the upper leg off the saddle is a fantastic balance and core stability exercise. Staying on the horse should be about holding your core muscles, and following the movement through your pelvis rather than gripping for dear life with your thighs
         
        08-12-2010, 11:30 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I have found that super glue works great!!!!!!! That or duct tape. :)
         
        08-12-2010, 11:37 AM
      #17
    Trained
    Haha well yes, if you want to cheat there are plenty of products that will literally glue you to the saddle. I use saddletite when I compete, just to give that final 'polished' look for sit trot! But it should never replace a correct seat which has been established by lots of work!!
         
        08-13-2010, 06:08 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    Lol flllyyyying mabye also comes from the canter of the horse! Lol uhm this all gets me all excited and makes me want to canter and that's great cause i'm afriad too!!
         
        08-13-2010, 11:04 AM
      #19
    Foal
    Roll your hips with the horse....but keep your upper body straight.
    Always always works for me.
    Same in trot, byt you require a different motion for trot.
    Can someone please explain to me... what does sitting deep mean?!
         

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