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post #1 of 10 Old 06-05-2013, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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You know you overdid your 2point practice when....

....you dismount, your legs give out and you fall in a heap on the ground.

Ow. Bruised my thigh. Luckily I was on grass. My horse shuffled away from me, disengaged his hindquarters and gave me a yes ma'am head bob. No idea what he thought I was doing!

Anyone else have their own funny experiences re-conditioning themselves?
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-05-2013, 01:17 PM
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i'm actually very amazed that my leg muscles aren't complaining to me at all since I started riding again after a 12 year hiatus.

I even torture myself with riding without stirrups just about every ride (3 times a week), and i'm not sore the next day at all.

I think my muscles kept their 'riding memory' even after all this time, lol.
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post #3 of 10 Old 06-05-2013, 10:11 PM
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Oh no! Haha, I've done that before. I always spend 20 or so seconds with my feet of the stirrups, stretching my calves and whatnot.

It makes all the difference!

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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Holy cow. The first time I rode in my new dressage saddle with the wider twist than my jumping saddle. I went to dismount and realized my hips were basically locked open. I had to wiggle my legs around to loosen things up until I was finally able to swing a leg over and dismount. My horse stood there like a champ wondering what his mommy was doing up there for 5 minutes flopping around like a fish. I was walking funny for awhile too.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 07:20 PM
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Kickboxer here, 2 point is where I excel from the pack, what a bunch of girls.....lol, you all sound like my husband after a riding lesson, he whines too.
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what a bunch of girls.....lol, you all sound like my husband after a riding lesson, he whines too.
hey now! Lol. I wasn't complaining.
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-07-2013, 12:57 AM
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Just teasin'.....right now I am whining because my husband bought a new mattress without consulting me, it's too hard, my back hurts!
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My first pre season hunt. I went and dismounted behind the float and had my friend catch me. My legs SHOOK like jelly for 2 hours. The next day was my first day on teaching rounds at a primary school. The staff room aka room with TEA and the toilet were upstairs. Not a good look
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 12:25 PM
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Yes!

During a lesson (the only lesson I have ever taken), my instructor was having me trot (rising) the rail. Keep in mind, my personal horse was not even going under saddle and I had been riding barn horses once every few weeks, at MOST.

Anyway, she got side tracked and left me doing endless circuits of rising trot when I was SO out of shape on a horse with a flat trot, so I was doing all of the work. We probably did 15 rounds in a BIG arena.

She FINALLY came back in and asked me if I want to stop. Uhm, YES?!

I also fell in a heap on the ground when I dismounted.

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At least we can laugh at ourselves :) I find it to be an oddly satisfying feeling - no question I've worked hard when that happens!
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