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post #61 of 78 Old 05-09-2013, 06:50 PM
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Can I tell my side of the story??

When we went and rode through the national forest, I was waaaaay more focused on how handsome my future husband was, and how nice his butt was as he sat in the saddle, and how nice it was to be with him, to worry about his hands or his feet being 'thusly'. He looked like every picture of the 'cowboy riding the range' we all fell in love with as young girls. He could have been wearing clown shoes for all I knew.

Point is, enjoy your ride. I can honestly tell you than when I ride with my 'old cow hand' husband (and he is older than me :) ) I am much more into spending time with him than I am about his propriety in the saddle.
Awwwwwwwwwww....so cute! That's the way it should be!!!
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Nothing like following behind a nice pair of jeans! : )
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Nothing like following behind a nice pair of jeans! : )

AMEN....Can I just say...my handsome hubby sure can sure do justice to a pair of wranglers :) He's blushing FYI ya'll.
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post #65 of 78 Old 05-10-2013, 12:04 AM
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I've just started riding my horse at 'almost' liberty...just using a cord on her neck. Now, if it REALLY mattered that much to the horse....wouldn't she not listen to my aids and maybe even bucked me off or run away??? lol. She seems completely content with my faults, as I am with hers.

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I've just started riding my horse at 'almost' liberty...just using a cord on her neck. Now, if it REALLY mattered that much to the horse....wouldn't she not listen to my aids and maybe even bucked me off or run away??? lol. She seems completely content with my faults, as I am with hers.

Obviously she understands what you are asking. Good job!

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Cute pic! Pleasure riding, is just that, for pleasure. Although it's important to ride safely, your actual style is inconsequential. Keep yourself and the horse safe and comfortable and I'd say you're all set.
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Equally bad is the girl pressed into a " proper" dressage seat, stiff, insecure, but " pretty".
That would be me.
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That would be me.
Oh my....
So, is it you not feeling " right" or is your instructor insisting in a certain way?
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That would be me.
Bummer...What's fun about that?
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