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  • Grip with lower leg for hunt seat
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    09-29-2012, 11:26 PM
  #1
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Grrr... lower legs swinging!

Okay so i'm leasing a NSH mare that is very, very, VERY slender, like wayy more slender than I am used too. When I ride her my lower leg swings at I just can't move with her at the canter. The other mare is way more normal sized and I ride her perfectly! But with Desi it's the opposite. I just can't get enough grip, can anyone help?

-equinegirl26
     
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    09-30-2012, 08:56 AM
  #2
Trained
Do you have any pics/vids ? You may just have to shorten your stirrups a bit, I fell your pain, my mare is very very narrow !
     
    09-30-2012, 11:37 PM
  #3
Foal
I'm not a trainer but I have the same problem. Try shortening your stirrups. Also, it may help to ride with your stirrups tied to the girth for a while, this can help you develop the muscles needed to keep your leg still on your own.
Hope this helps!
     
    10-01-2012, 01:06 PM
  #4
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Originally Posted by MLShunterjumper    
I'm not a trainer but I have the same problem. Try shortening your stirrups. Also, it may help to ride with your stirrups tied to the girth for a while, this can help you develop the muscles needed to keep your leg still on your own.
Hope this helps!
I'll try that!
My stirrups are already on the highest hole.
     
    10-02-2012, 11:03 AM
  #5
Foal
I actually posted a thread a while back with the same problem and almost the same title, heh.

I have an OTTB mare with a narrow barrel, and to be honest it's still a bit of an issue. I'll post the link to my thread, it has very helpful advice!

Errrgghh...swinging lower leg
     
    10-03-2012, 05:57 PM
  #6
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I rode her for about an hour today, I rode her w/ stirrups for about 10mins, and 50 mins. Without stirrups. My legs didn't swing at all when I rode stirrupless.
     

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