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post #11 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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MIEventer: LOL. That must have taken a huge amount of courage to admit that one! Well done!

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post #12 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 11:47 AM
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ROFL!

You know, it sucks when I let one rip and it scares the bajeebers out of Nelson! I am surprised that my saddle is still strong and hearty from all the air force.

I'm just joking around!

Seriously -

I have issues, my biggest right now is that I am out of shape and condition from Nelson being on stall rest since the beginning of Jan.

Now that we are back to work - I have many flaws.

- drop my shoulders
- don't use my core
- look down and stare at Nelson's head for some unknown reason

I have no leg muscles, no nothing.

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post #13 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 12:55 PM
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ROFL!
- drop my shoulders

- look down and stare at Nelson's head for some unknown reason
These are my two biggest flaws. My biggest looking down at my horse.....drives me nuts. I think it comes from years of breaking horses....I always felt I needed to look down to see what they were doing/going to do. Instead of relaying on feel.

I have gotten better, but still catch myslef every once and awhile

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post #14 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 01:01 PM
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It is due to me not being in the saddle in a months time due to the medical issues my horse went through.

When our lessons pick up, and I sure I'll be whipped back into shape - I hopa.

It does suck though doesn't it!

This is the most recent video of me riding Nelson after coming back from his injury.


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post #15 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 01:19 PM
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My biggest one is learning to influence my horse with my seat. Some days it's awesome, and we click so well, and other days I can't seem to get it right. The other is starting to use my core more when riding. I'd also like to learn to finesse my cues, and cue exactly when I need to, not before or after. Basically I just need to tighten up loose ends. The basics are there, now it's nitpicking time.

I guess right now I need to keep working on myself, finding out how what I do influences how my horse is going, etc.

I give myself very good advice, But I very seldom follow it
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post #16 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 01:24 PM
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i have 2 problems.. i use the reins more than the seat and my feet always slip when I trot lol

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post #17 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 01:54 PM
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One thing that is impossible for me to fix is my stiff arms/elbows, and my hands bounce around :[ any suggestions?
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post #18 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 01:56 PM
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It is due to me not being in the saddle in a months time due to the medical issues my horse went through.

When our lessons pick up, and I sure I'll be whipped back into shape - I hopa.

It does suck though doesn't it!

This is the most recent video of me riding Nelson after coming back from his injury.

YouTube- Nelson coming back from injury
MIEventer, What a long beautiful neck and body your horse has! :)
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post #19 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 01:59 PM
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Let's see...
I overjump
I get left behind
Sometimes I pull on Roger too hard
I let Roger get into dangerous situations
I ride in the wet parts of the ring I really shouldn't ride in
I get too nervous and let Buster take advantage of me
I give up on my horses
I don't take behavioral problems seriously enough
I lean forward
My leg slips back when I jump
I get nervous too easily
...the list goes on.

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post #20 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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My biggest one is learning to influence my horse with my seat. Some days it's awesome, and we click so well, and other days I can't seem to get it right. The other is starting to use my core more when riding. I'd also like to learn to finesse my cues, and cue exactly when I need to, not before or after. Basically I just need to tighten up loose ends. The basics are there, now it's nitpicking time.

I guess right now I need to keep working on myself, finding out how what I do influences how my horse is going, etc.
That's exactly what I'd also like to do. Well said.

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