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        05-05-2013, 12:14 AM
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    Western to English help! :)

    So I've been riding for 8 years now and the past four years I've been riding western and doing games but before I did English. I remember the basics but not really as much as I'd like to remember! My friend who rides western with me is graduating high school and she wants to join the riding team at her college, which is great! The only problem is that its all English riding and she has never touched an English saddle in her 6 years of riding! I consider both of us fairly experienced and well-rounded riders, but we need some help lol. My friend is kind of counting on me to teach her some English skills at the barn while she rides my horse ( my horse is the only one that the English girth fits). We started on Thursday with her just getting used to my horse who she has only ridden a few times before, and the feel of the English saddle. Obviously she felt awkward because of the short English irons but that's something she will get used to. She seems to be struggling posting because my horse has a quick trot that my friend can't seem to get into the rhythm of while on the correct diagonal. So I basically want to know if there are any tips I could give her to maybe strengthen her balance and seat? I just want her to feel comfortable. Btw finding an English trainer to help her out at the barn is not an option haha. Thanks! Any tips on helping her transition at all would be greatly appreciated :)
         
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        05-05-2013, 12:23 AM
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    Bareback riding is wonderful for balance --if she can post in a western saddle she can do it in an english one.. its very simple-- I have OCD so I count 1-2-1-2-1-2 its easy to stay in rythm that way (for me) kinda like a song.. oh and its '2 point' so up at 2 down at 1.. don't stand all the way up in the saddle-- just half way.. I think this is where somethin like rythm beads would come in handy.
         
        05-05-2013, 12:33 AM
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    Originally Posted by toto    
    Bareback riding is wonderful for balance --if she can post in a western saddle she can do it in an english one.. its very simple-- I have OCD so I count 1-2-1-2-1-2 its easy to stay in rythm that way (for me) kinda like a song.. oh and its '2 point' so up at 2 down at 1.. don't stand all the way up in the saddle-- just half way.. I think this is where somethin like rythm beads would come in handy.
    Ill have to tell her to try out counting! My horse just has a quick bouncy trot and my friend has a really hard time getting into the rhythm of it so I feel like counting could help her out :) thanks!
         
        05-05-2013, 12:43 AM
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    Originally Posted by PonyPerson    
    Ill have to tell her to try out counting! My horse just has a quick bouncy trot and my friend has a really hard time getting into the rhythm of it so I feel like counting could help her out :) thanks!

    You're welcome.
         

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