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        10-19-2013, 12:39 AM
    Talking Riding Without Hands!

    I find it quite a pleasure to ride my horse @ a trot or canter with no hands! Just holding on with my legs, arms out to the sides. It lets my horse run free'er, but I can and will take control of where I want her to go if I need to :)

    Do you guys like doing this? :P
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        10-25-2013, 04:14 PM
    I absolutely LOVE it!!! Haha
        10-25-2013, 05:31 PM
    You may find it becomes a better ride if you hold your hands as if you were holding the reins.
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        10-26-2013, 02:03 AM
    I love to do that :) My instructor uses that technique in her camps to teach us not to use the reins for balance. It feels like flying almost :)
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        10-26-2013, 02:05 AM
    It's amazing! Plus it improves my balance and leg/seat aids ;)
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        10-26-2013, 02:41 AM
    I know it would be better if I did stuff like that, but I just...

    Don't get me wrong, I love and trust my horse, but he's just not the type to be doing anything 'outside the norm' with- no bareback, no no-reins, or bridleless, or riding in a halter. I adore him dearly, but he's far too quirky and doesn't have enough 'woah' for it.

    Them Saddle Seat Arabs

    There's this one lovely little mare I'm riding and I ride her with a western bridle? That counts? (for me, being a saddle seat rider, not having the contact is just as good as not having reins at all!)
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        10-30-2013, 03:51 AM
    LOL! Sounds like you r doing great!!!!!
    I still have reins, but I just don't hold on to them, because sometimes, boy do I need em! She will take off wherever she wants at a pure galllop! (usually headed for the barn xD )

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