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        06-07-2012, 10:58 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    OH finally found it listed somewhere!

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        06-07-2012, 11:03 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Here's Sandie with her matching halter and tail bag The halter's a bit dirty but oh well haha!

         
        06-18-2012, 01:14 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by maura    
    My favorite exercise for this is to use a bit a baling twine or spur straps to tie your stirrups to the girth. (Only appropriate for ring work and fences in jump cups, not solid fences.)

    A couple of things will happen - you'll be made aware of it every time your leg slips back because you'll feel a little tug or jerk, you'll instantly feel more secure and stable and you will start to overwrite the incorrect muscle memory with the correct one.

    Be careful with this though - do it for 15 or 20 minutes at a time or you may be VERY sore the next day.

    The grids with no hands exercise is also wonderful - you'll know when your leg slips back because you'll start to tip forward on your horse's neck.

    For a more advanced exercise, tie the stirrups to the girth and do your warm and work through grids with no hands; then untie the stirrups and to the grids no hands again, and see if you can recreate the security and balance.

    I love this idea! Im just worried though, wont the twine rub on my horses side?
         
        06-20-2012, 04:52 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Hailey1203    
    I love this idea! Im just worried though, wont the twine rub on my horses side?
    It does not. I've done this exercise before (it's great for what the OP is wanting) and you just run the string under the girth, and tie your stirrups to it. Should be snug, but not super tight to the girth.
         
        06-23-2012, 11:46 PM
      #15
    Foal
    How did you get so back in your position?? I've been having trouble with it, have no idea how to help it :(
         
        06-24-2012, 09:29 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Honestly my trainer tells me "stick your butt out!!!" and she will make me exaggerate it even coming up to the jump and even moreso over it. it feels really funny but doesn't look as funny as it feels! Case in point this video...I felt like my butt was waaaay too far out but did as my trainer said anyway...and then I watched the video and realized my butt wasn't that far out at all, I'm just so used to the wrong way lol...

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        06-24-2012, 10:06 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Thank you so much (:
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        06-26-2012, 01:18 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    Hoofprints,

    I love your video! You two had such a lovely round. You and your mare were spot on to nearly every fence. Having a good eye to the fence is half the battle!
         
        06-26-2012, 10:36 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Thanks!!
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