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        07-03-2011, 02:07 PM
    Green Broke
    Learning tricks

    So Gidget and I have been playing around and I was wondering how people begin to stand on their horse? I figured it would be painful with having your weight focused on one tiny area unless you were 100 or less.
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        07-12-2011, 11:18 AM
    In my oppinion, its not painful. I used to stand on my horses back and trot around..I have no idea how I did it.
    But it was fun. If you trust your horse and he/she trusts you, just (using a saddle at first) slowly work your self up..try on you knees first, then kind of stand with your knees bent and just work your way up. If you feel off balance try just holding the reins or grab a piece of mane. Once you feel comfortable, you should be ready to go! Using a bigger saddle is a lot easier then doing it bareback considering you will most likely slip bareback. After I did it the first time (on a trail ride! LOL) I was trotting down the trail, and he almost broke to a canter. It's a lot of fun once you get your balance point.
        07-12-2011, 03:51 PM
    Green Broke
    I was honestly out of my mind when I first did it lol I just stood up on Romeo's back. But nothing really bothers him so he didn't care.
        07-13-2011, 12:16 PM
    Originally Posted by Gidget    
    So Gidget and I have been playing around and I was wondering how people begin to stand on their horse? I figured it would be painful with having your weight focused on one tiny area unless you were 100 or less.
    The best way is a 3 step process

    First, write 2 + 2 = ? On a small piece of paper and put it in your pocket.

    Second, find a good strong concrete wall, stand about 30 feet away from it, lower your head by bending at the waist, and run at top speed until you make contact with the wall.

    Third, when you wake up, take the piece of paper out of your pocket and see if you can solve the equation. If you can't, then you have succeeded in losing your mind and are then ready to proceed to go stand on your horse...
        07-13-2011, 01:46 PM
    Stand in a saddle is my best advice. Or if your going to stand without one, do it without shoes. IMO most people like to stand on the flat part of the back right before the hip. Yet I have heard that doing this stands on their liver (I might be wrong) and causes pain.

    In the saddle I first stand son my knees in the saddle and then slowly stand up.

    Here is a short clip, look at 1:08 is where I suggest you stand. 1:13 is where I suggest you don't stand.

    I know I didn't, but Helmet please, and not on concrete! Stupid mistake on our part. We were fooling around, but I have seen plenty of people falling/bucked off their horses doing this.

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