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post #1 of 9 Old 10-20-2007, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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full seat breeches

I had a lesson today and my instructor had us sit the trot with no stirrups. My horses trot is a bit bouncy and I was sliding all over the place. At one point I actually slid off onto the ground in slow motion, lol. My instructor suggested that I get some full seat breeches. But they're so expensive and I might have to wait a week or two until I can order some. In the mean time what should I do? Should I try some of that saddle tite stuff? Does that work? Or should I super super glue my butt to the saddle, lol. Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-21-2007, 08:58 AM
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Grabbing a handful of mane might help. You might also look into some of the cheaper breeches, I have seen them for as little as $40 at amazon.com if you don't mind buying online. Are you ridng in a school saddle or your own? If its the schools do they have any with a suede seat? That can help too.


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post #3 of 9 Old 10-21-2007, 12:04 PM
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do you have a pair of chaps?, they can help too!! Yes grabbing a hand full of main dies help, I used to cross my sturrips over the pommel when I found my self to bouncy in the saddle, one of the tricks I did to streinthen my leg's for that was I got a thigh buster...that help a lot
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do you have a pair of chaps?, they can help too!! Yes grabbing a hand full of main dies help, I used to cross my sturrips over the pommel when I found my self to bouncy in the saddle, one of the tricks I did to streinthen my leg's for that was I got a thigh buster...that help a lot
I got one of those exercise balls that you are suppose to sit on and bounce but I found it really helps to straddle it and squeeze my legs together. Not something you want your friends and neighbors seeing you doing


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post #5 of 9 Old 10-21-2007, 08:34 PM
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lol uuummmm no!! Just becare about the bal they had some thing about it on kake a while back about the ball.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-21-2007, 11:24 PM
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I've never tried the saddle tite stuff, so I can't comment.

It sounds like you are very stiff in your hips; let your legs hang very long and feel the motion...right side drops, left side drops, right side drops, etc...relax your thighs and let your hips follow that motion. I honestly can't imagine that a stickier seat will help much, but I'm not going to nay-say your instructor.

Anyway, I don't know if full-seaters will help you, but I love them; they tend to last a lot longer, so I think they're worth the extra green.
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-22-2007, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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it's definitely an issue of the saddle being to slippery. I was trotting bareback and had no problem staying on.
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-23-2007, 10:03 AM
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Fair enough. How is your shopping going? :)
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-23-2007, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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I think i'm going to try the full seats. I found a pair online for about $65 including shipping.
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