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    10-19-2013, 01:39 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, 05:14 PM
I absolutely LOVE it!!! Haha
    10-25-2013, 06:31 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, 03:03 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, 03:05 AM
It's amazing! Plus it improves my balance and leg/seat aids ;)
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    10-26-2013, 03:41 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, 04:51 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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