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post #11 of 15 Old 02-01-2008, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Sara
It seems lunge lessons would be the best solution for you, in my opinion. Would allow you to focus on your seat instead of controlling the horse at this point.
I agree :)

Also, how old is your girl? If she is still a bit green, her trot may just be hard to sit right now...I remember when I was first working with my guy..his trot was so disjointed, choppy....horrid! I used to go walk or canter bareback, but not trot on him because it was so bad! As they get more experienced and begin to get a feel for their body and how to be balanced and have improves a lot. :)
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post #12 of 15 Old 02-01-2008, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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My horse just turned 8 this January and has been broke since age three. :) I paid extra attention to my lets and my legs and bum were tight as a drum constantly bracing and my bracing was making him brace and so his back was tight and beat irregular. I loosened up, having convinced myself that doing this would prevent me from falling and it worked quite well. I also noticed I don't have as much thigh muscle as I would like to have for grippage so I started squats today with weights to help me out. When the weather gets nice, hello bicycle! :)

Any other tips?
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post #13 of 15 Old 02-01-2008, 11:13 PM
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Sorry, I don't know why I was thinking mare and younger....oh well, I am a space case sometimes :) Sounds like you have made some headway.
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post #14 of 15 Old 02-01-2008, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hehe I do that all the time. :) I used to think that once a stallion was gelded he became a she xD I didn't even notice until you said that.
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post #15 of 15 Old 02-02-2008, 12:11 AM
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Hm...I honestly don't grip a lot with my legs when I'm riding bareback. I don't use any more leg muscle than I do in the saddle.
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