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post #11 of 11 Old 08-28-2012, 09:35 PM
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I don't think he is teaching you about the diagonal. If he is teaching you how to change it he should be teaching you WHY.

Are you skipping a beat just once or in a row?? Skipping them in a row (down-up-up-down-up-up-down) then he is teaching you how to make your seat more independent from the horse. It's a GREAT balance exercise! It teaches you NOT to rely on the horse for rhythm. Believe it or not YES you can still be in rhythm with the horse with out going up-down. It will also help lay the foundation for slow your horse with your seat, not just the reins. That is a HUGE HUGE HUGE part of reining, get used to it ;)

Also, if you don't like the way this guy is teaching you find another instructor. I know reining trainers are hard to come by but any decent western trainer can give you a good foundation and probably for LESS money. When you can comfortablely jog, lope, sit to hard stops, do roll backs, maybe become comfortable with an extended lope, and learn to communicate through your seat then I would seek a reining trainer to help you get all your sweet moves into place.
Do you want to know the little secret to the exercise??
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