03-15-2012, 12:58 PM
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My old riding instructor used to tell me to do that!!! :) It helped a lot, and I jump ahead a lot less than I used to...now I harldy ever do it, but when my horse starts running out/refusing, I start doing it without meaning to...I tense up, because I don't want to fall off when the horse does something I'm not expecting, so I guess I try to get ahead of him so that doesn't happen. It's a bad habit, I know, but I've almost gotten rid of it. It depends what horse I'm riding, because, like you said, sometimes I don't trust them not to run out, which is because one of my horses does run out a lot.