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post #21 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 02:05 PM
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Stiff/straight elbows x(
my hands should be less "leaning", the thumbs aren't quite on top but not really piano hands either.
Heels a bit back I think.. I'm not sure though..
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post #22 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 02:14 PM
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HaHa well were do i begin?
My faults are:
with the horse i have now he barges at the jumps and i tense up and sit back before the jump which your suppossed to do but then i stay back when i go over the jump and makes my position terrible and jabs my horse in the mouth and starts him throwing his head!
My heels all ways go up when i give the aids and my canter aids are really failing i always try to get it from arising trot even though i now i shouldnt i just cant keep down in my seat and then he goes into a really fast trot then canter and then i have to use all my strength to keep him in canter because its so unbalanced!:Llol
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post #23 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 02:40 PM
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I have the stupidist habbit of tightining the reins a few strides from the first jump (it drives my instructor NUTS. lol) I think its because Trooper hates jumping length reins so its easier to tighten them up last minute than to deal with him trying to pull them out of my hands.

I also have problems loosining my hips during to the canter. My instrucor says I have a "true equestrian" sitting trot but I cant to it at the canter!
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post #24 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Maire995: That's strange that you lean back before a jump. I know most people lean forward before a jump, but not back.

With me, sometimes I have to lean back ALOT to try and keep Night Heat slow through a jumping course...

Thanks to nirvana, I just remembered another fault of mine: I tend to ride with fairly short reins, because I am all too used to riding very forward horses.

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post #25 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 03:57 PM
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MIEventer, What a long beautiful neck and body your horse has! :)
Silversun, thank you so much :) I appreciate that! I will let Nelson know what you said, I am sure it'll make him beam :) :)

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post #26 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
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MIE do you wear moutain horse winter riding boots. cause I swear I have the same pair. lol! (random I know)
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post #27 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 04:06 PM
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New habits:
- My calves squeeze and end up pushing my heels up and toes down xP
- straight arms
- tense back
- looking down
- toes out rather than in

Most people are like Slinkies; they serve no real purpose, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on for dear life.
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post #28 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 04:22 PM
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oh where to begin!

-i ride with really short stirrups...because im really tall.
-i love to just ride in this wierd like halfseat/2pointish position.its wierd and people are always like WTF what are you doing....its comfortable
-i have to constantly think heels down heels down!
-sometimes when i ask my horse for a canter. i lean forward!
- and you will all hate me for this one. one time...only one time i got really pissed off and jacked my horse in the face...because he kept rooting on me :( im really ashamed of that one!! and i felt really bad after it :((((((((
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post #29 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Don't worry megannnn, that's what this thread is for, to confess riding errors. But I'm mighty glad you don't do that no more!

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post #30 of 53 Old 02-07-2010, 05:01 PM
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^Ya we all have our moments! The important part is that you learnt from it.
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