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    06-27-2011, 04:56 AM
Now all I want is a translation of "hoo hoo" ; )
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    06-27-2011, 05:41 AM
Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
Why not sit the trot?

Here is a more exagerated two point (or may be half seat? I have a hard time telling):

This may actually make it hurt a but more though.

Do you have a picture or better yet video? Are you riding english or western? What is your stirrup length like? Your position in the stirrups may be hurting your knees, and it may be a matter of tweaking your equitation.

Leg strength and knee strength are going to be different. As a runner, your knees have taken tons of impact, and I'm not surprised you have pain. I have very poor knees myself and have found making sure my stirrups are turned and supple in a western saddle has helped or you could try EZ Ride Stirrups. English, jointed stirrups help me.
That's the exercise my instructor makes me do & she calls this the 2 point seat. First few times was a killer, you don't sit your butt on the saddle, you stay in that position, hovering above the horse. It elongates your calf muscles and great for putting your legs in the correct position. I had ligament graft knee surgery a year & a half ago and this exercise does not harm the knee at all, if anything it builds the muscle around it to support it. I would try this one D, see if it helps, also the stirrups suggested above as well, I have those flex ones, would def. Recommend them too.
    06-28-2011, 05:07 AM
Thank you, Waresbear. I tried this last night. I liked the feel of it, though some busy-body criticized me for doing it in a Western saddle.
    06-28-2011, 05:23 AM
I take it you board at a stable? What is with people? On this forum I heard of fellow competitors taunting others, flicking lit matches at others, etc. Now critizing another boarder at a stable on how they are riding? Holy Hannah! I must be concentrating too hard on my riding because I have never seen any of this.
    06-28-2011, 05:35 AM
Yes, I board. We have quite a group. Believe it or not--and you won't given my activity on the other thread! ; ) I usually keep my mouth shut. At least at the barn. But we do have people with lots of unsolicited advice.
    06-28-2011, 05:43 AM
I believe you, online personalities & face to face personalities, in my experience anyways don't always match up.
    06-28-2011, 06:04 AM
Originally Posted by DSJ46    
Yes, I board. We have quite a group. Believe it or not--and you won't given my activity on the other thread! ; ) I usually keep my mouth shut. At least at the barn. But we do have people with lots of unsolicited advice.

Most likely they are women who do not have to worry about protecting certain "parts". My trainer (a guy-who is an old cowboy type) does this ALL the time in a western saddle at the trot, especially on a green horse who has not perfected the nice slow jog yet. Some of them even post in a western saddle! **Horrors**

You ride your horse however you want to. I have been at hunter/jumper barns (only because a friend was the manager) with a horse who I actually rode english, but, who I had done lots of NH with. I could hear them all gasping when I was doing my groundwork....but after about a week, I caught them watching...... then they started asking how I got my horse to do that.......
    06-28-2011, 09:55 AM
Originally Posted by DSJ46    
Now all I want is a translation of "hoo hoo" ; )
You bounce backward, you hit your butt. You bounce forward, it's the hoo-hoo. :) It's the sound you make when that part of your anatomy smacks into the saddle on a trot. Hoo! Hoo! Hoohoohoohoohoohoohoo...

This is not the first time I've heard about someone in a Western saddle getting hassled for posting or two-pointing in it. I do not know why people feel so...passionately...on this subject. But they certainly do. Google it and just see the massive flame wars that have been archived for posterity.

Glad you are finding something that works for you. I find that 2-pointing at the trot is a heck of a lot easier on my knees than 2-pointing at a walk.

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