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    04-30-2012, 01:05 AM
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Foal
Post Just got back from my first lesson!

Just got back from my first lesson with my new trainer, it's been a year and WOW it shows. My muscles have forgotten everything they know, core strength is lacking and I seem to have a problem with keeping my lower legs still, I have limited flexibility in my ankles and find my foot slipping in the stirrup which has never been a problem. I rode a lovely mare called Summer she had a jolty canter, little moody but nothing too bad. Any pointers for keeping my lower legs still and heels down?
     
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    04-30-2012, 01:31 AM
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Are you riding huntseat? Western? You did not give any details.

Really, strength just has to be built. Ride more and you'll find it easier.
One image I used is to think of my weight going down PAST my stirrup, kind of like my stirrup isn't there.
     
    04-30-2012, 01:46 AM
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Foal
Haha whoops, I'm riding hunt seat :)
     
    04-30-2012, 01:56 AM
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Well, I hvae similar problems but just having the physcial strenght is half the battle.
     
    04-30-2012, 01:58 AM
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Showing
How wonderful!

Staying in 2-point during warmup (w/t for me) helped to strengthen my legs soo much.

But tinyliny is correct in saying that only continued riding will improve it :P
     

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