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        07-16-2012, 03:59 PM
    Position Problems

    I've been riding 10 whole years, and when I moved yards and started at this new riding school they have taught me another way of riding- But my leg keeps swinging forward and I'm getting in trouble. I'm young, and haven't jumped ever I owned, and I've loaned. My whole life I focused on dressage, and now this school is trying jumps with me. I really am eager, but my legs are really ANNOYING! The horses I ride are great, but I need to sort this problem out. How can I keep my legs back naturally without focusing fully on them and not my riding. Tips?
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        07-16-2012, 05:39 PM
    Keep your heels down and do a LOT of riding in two point!!!! Focus on sinking down into your heels and keeping your center of gravity steady. Without a steady base of support (your lower leg) I sure hope they aren't letting you jump (yet) for safety reasons. If your leg swings, the likelihood of you falling off is greatly increased. A solid foundation is incredibly important in my opinion, and once you have that, you will also progress much faster in your jumping, so it pays off dividends. Good luck!
        07-29-2012, 01:08 PM
    Riding without stirrups, posting trot, helps me to keep my legs on so they don't swing.
    If your legs are coming forward, it is probably because the lower leg and calf are not in contact with your horse. HTH!

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