02-07-2010, 11:16 PM
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Well, to start off with, I tend to lean slightly to the left, or at least I think I do....I'm also left handed, and so is my horse! We make a bad pair, lol.
-I tend to let my heels come up when we're going from a trot to a walk.....this made me lose both my stirrups when he took off on me! But on the bright side, if I ever ask for a trot and he takes off on me, I know I can keep my seat....I did it with one foot once!
-I don't use my core as much as I should for posting. This is really bad because I have a bad knee.
- I'm a little bit of a nervous rider. It really only applies when I'm trying something new, because I have NO IDEA how Ice will react. Once we've done it a few times, I have no problems.
-I also look at him rather than in front of me a LOT. But he really is just so picturesque....ears forward, happily plodding along....lol. But I notice when I do look ahead he feels a little lighter under me.
Just to even up things though, I thought I would list some of my attributes!
-I have light hands. I know when I'm being too hard, because Ice gets pissy and does things too fast or too hard. Its kind of hard to describe with words but its something that you know.
-I'm very patient with him. I've had numerous comments on this from anyone who's seen me ride him during our early days. He was very gate sour, and I've backed him in circles and all the way across the arena because that was the only way he would go.
-I'm very confident in my abilities. If I don't know how to do something, show me how to do it twice, let me read the mechanics of it, and I can pull it off pretty well.
-I'm a quick learner!