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        06-07-2009, 03:58 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Have a friend or family member help.
    Be on the lung line untill you feel comfortable to ride alone with Lucky.
    Have your friend or family member be on 1 end and hold the line and you ride lucky bareback.
         
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        06-07-2009, 04:36 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Have someone work with you on a lunge line. First, have the person just lead the horse around. You'll control the horse with the reins but the person will be there to bring the horse in if you start feeling too tense.

    Then have the walker start to jog trot. You'll find yourself more confident with a person right there. As soon as you find yourself relaxing with the person alongside you, then have them give you some line. As soon as you feel yourself tensing up, have them come back to your side.

    Don't expect to do this all in one lesson. Stretch it out for several days or a couple of weeks until you feel yourself relaxing. Work only on walking initially, then when you feel you really have that down, work on trotting. Then work on everything else. Backing, side passing, forehand turns, haunch turns etc.

    Your lower legs need to be more under you than in the picture you showed. The way you are using them, they will push you forward. Here's a picture of me and Solon at one of our medieval events. You don't want to wrap your legs completely around your horse. That is what your thighs are for. Your calves rest gently on the side and sometimes not really touching unless you are giving cues.

         
        06-07-2009, 04:57 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Thanks for your ideas. Yes, I know that my seat was wrong, I just didn't know what exactly to correct. I will try to correct my leg position as you said next time. I really felt sometimes like falling forward.
         
        06-07-2009, 06:31 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    It takes time and practice, just like anything. Before you know it, you'll be doing all sorts of things!
         
        06-07-2009, 06:45 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Yes, I know that it will take time. I think, I was just kind of surprised, that it did not work right away because I used to be quite good at riding bareback until some years ago. Back then I never had a problem, not even when I first tried it. ... But then again, back then I was a careless kid that wouldn't think much about things that might happen. Maybe that's the reason, why I could not start again that easily?
         
        06-07-2009, 06:49 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    If it's been awhile, it can be easy to loose confidence. You are more worried about falling off and getting hurt and what that means as far as work/life.

    The confidence might have to do with the horse as well. Are you secure about the horse when you ride in general? Trust in the horse plays a big part.

    I spent two years of groundwork/bonding with Solon while I was waiting for him to be old enough to ride. By the time I got on we had built an incredibly solid relationship with each other. I trained him to ride in a halter and bareback because I wasn't able to find a saddle big enough for him or a bit big enough.

    It was a few months after I started riding that I did find the right tack and by then we were well on our way.
         
        06-08-2009, 11:26 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Yes, I pretty much trust her in every situation concerning walking and trotting. She never spooks, never bucks... never does anything. The only thing she would ever do if I let her walk/trot loose is to go to the next spot of gras and feed (which is the problem with letting her run loose as there is grass all around our arena).
         
        06-08-2009, 11:42 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    That makes it even better then! Have fun with working on it!
         
        06-09-2009, 12:42 AM
      #19
    Foal
    Lose the saddle pad while riding bareback. No use for it besides keeping your pants clean lol. I never ride bareback with a pad. The lougeline lessons may help you. Just relax...when you feel like your getting tense start singing it's amazing but it will make you relax. That's all I have : ) Good luck
         
        06-15-2009, 01:14 AM
      #20
    Foal
    @KTSpeedhorse: I did not put the pad on for me, but for her because I thought it might help reduce the pressure from my bodyweight which is not so well distributed when riding bareback than with a saddle. It was rather meant to make her feel more comfortable than it was meant to help me (it did not make any difference for me anyway).

    @solon: thanks, I'll sure have fun working on it :)
         

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