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post #11 of 17 Old 01-30-2013, 10:55 AM
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My stirups are always uneven. I have scoliosis and one leg is longer then the other.
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post #12 of 17 Old 01-30-2013, 01:41 PM
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That was a great to see. I know I am a big rider, but my trainer said my balance and light seat make me easier for my horse to handle than lighter riders.
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post #13 of 17 Old 01-30-2013, 02:54 PM
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very interesting.
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post #14 of 17 Old 01-30-2013, 03:10 PM
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Good post.
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post #15 of 17 Old 02-04-2013, 12:22 AM
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Question now is what is the best way to get balanced?
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post #16 of 17 Old 02-04-2013, 09:37 PM
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this is great. I've seen this stuff before, and I always enjoy reviewing the comparisons. I'm looking forward to riding after knee surgery when I can ride straighter again. I noticed when I hunter paced after my knee giving out really badly this fall that I was crooked (balanced, but not centered), and my horse wound up with a sore hind end compensating for me riding while favoring the knee. I always thought that riding through my knee issue was just a matter of sucking it up and riding, but when I rode when my knee was that bad, I felt how I was uneven in my seat bones and as a result, caused my horse to have to compensate for me.

Even the best saddle and highest tech pads won't fix an uneven or unbalanced rider. I'm really looking forward to when I can ride post-up in several months and seeing how much better our jumper rounds are :)

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post #17 of 17 Old 02-06-2013, 05:30 PM
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very interesting. Also interesting to see that leaning to one side can put pressure on the other.
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