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post #41 of 43 Old 06-10-2009, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Going along with the canter talk and the positions...Here's what my canter looks like when I don't have that vest on hitting the back of the, Sandie was flying in this clip, so at one point when I was rounding the corner I did pop up out of the saddle a little, but for the most part I can normally stay in the saddle when I'm cantering.

However, in my opinion (and tell me if I'm just being too hard on myself! lol), my upper body looks kinda funny to me, I dunno, like it's moving too much or something...MIEventer & Stormy, I know you probably have some advice for me What do you think of my canter position, based on what little you can see in this clip? Does it look funny to you too and if so, what can I do to correct it? It'll probably be easier for me once Sandie learns to slow it down too, but in the meantime what do you think? Thanks!!

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post #42 of 43 Old 06-10-2009, 11:46 PM
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You are correct about your upper body -

See how it is behind your horses verticle? It is too far back, if you obtain the same seat you have *3 points* and move your upper body just ever so slightly ahead of the verticle so that you can remain with your horses movement.

Also, if you are slightly ahead of the verticle, that will aid you to remain with your horse when you go over the fence instead of feeling left behind.

Here is a vid of me riding. You can see that I swap between my full seat and my 1/2 seat, all the while leaving my upper body ahead of the verticle:

Here I am under Dorothy Crowell and you can see my upper body is much more upright, at times my seat is choppy, but near the middle to end my seat is moving with my horse.

Does that help?
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post #43 of 43 Old 06-11-2009, 12:41 PM
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Yes, you are behind the verticle. This was my problem when I came to my trainer in August, and by helping me rock forward onto my crotch she helped me become infront of the verticle, and almost perfecly balanced with Blue. Watch the second part of the video, with me on Blue, where I am cantering, that is my cantering in full seat,

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