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post #1 of 16 Old 11-11-2010, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question advice needed :)

I don't really know what section to put this in. I put it in horse talk as well.

I'm not riding recently due to "issues" but, when I do ride I lean foward a lot while at the trot and when i'm posting. So my question is, is there anything I can do to help that? If anyone has advice so when I start riding again I can hopefully stop leaning foward while i'm posting at the trot i'd gladly appreciate it :)
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Try concentrating on keeping your shoulders back. You can do this any time too, not just when you're riding, this will help improve your posture, which in turn will help you to sit straighter when you're posting to the trot.

Also, keep your breathing regular and even. A lot of people I've seen tend to almost hold their breath when they start riding (not sure why, I used to do the same thing!)

Make sure that it's not your saddle that's forcing you to tip forward, if the saddle is lifting at the back, or not providing your leg with enough support, it's very easy to get into the habit of tipping forward.
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thank you :) i'll definitely try that
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try adjusting your stirrups (you may be knee gripping)

Also, try imagining there is a nice straight line through your head, down to your hip, and down to your ankle - work on keeping it straight
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I normally have my stirrups on hole 5 so I don't know if that's too low but, that's exactly where the stirrup touches my ankle. With that should I raise them up one? Thank You :)
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I normally have my stirrups on hole 5 so I don't know if that's too low but, that's exactly where the stirrup touches my ankle. With that should I raise them up one? Thank You :)
It is impossible to judge a hole number without knowing a whole lot more like your leg length etc. Also where the stirrup touches your ankle depends on the bend in your knee.
And you raise your stirrups by moving the buckle up a hole or more.
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As I said in the exact same post you made in horse talk....once you work out the problems with your horse, then riding will be easier to fix.
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post #8 of 16 Old 11-12-2010, 02:52 AM
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I just realized you are the person who said that they were a trainer and has a horse with a rearing problem. I am a little confused how you would not know how to raise your stirrups if you are a trainer.
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Instead of rising up, rise forward. It is more in your hips - when you rise from the hips you should feel like there is an elastic band from your bum to the saddle. Your body should move very little, and your hips should come forward more than up. I hope this makes sense :)

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Forget about hole length. The only true way to strengthen your seat and position is no stirrup work. Drop your irons and work on posting and sitting trot, if you get good at that then work on riding in 2-point without your stirrups. Start with the walk and once you're balanced and riding correctly without the stirrups move on to the trot and canter. It is VERY hard and you will be using new muscles so you will be sore after each ride. Don't over-do it but make yourself do it a little longer every ride. If you have balance issues this will help you fix them because you can't be out of balance while riding without stirrups or you won't be riding long.
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