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    03-08-2012, 06:03 PM
  #11
Weanling
Don't worry, my release isn't perfect either... If I get an awkward spot I tend to bump their mouths, but that's also getting better and I've been making sure I grab mane if I think there's a change I'll hit them.

I'll definitely start working on my automatic release as soon as my position is solid. I was doing a decent job last year but since I had to take so much time off jumping I've lost my position and with that my automatic release. But it's starting to come back! :)
     
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    03-09-2012, 06:46 AM
  #12
Trained
I don't have a mane to grab :P Monty's mane is roached. And I don't use neck straps if I have them on so I don't bother.
     
    03-09-2012, 06:50 AM
  #13
Weanling
Ahh, gotcha. I'd rather just rip out a few hairs, so fortunately I have a mane :)
     
    03-09-2012, 10:13 AM
  #14
Yearling
Subbing... Need some lower leg help myself :)

A trainer on my circuit once tied a girls stirrup to her girth once? Don't know if that works... Any experiences? If it works, I might try it to myself. I can ride all day long on the flat with my legs under my hip (or so it feels.. :l ) but when I jump, I watch my videos and I feel like I just get so ahead and my leg slips back about 2 inches just going around the arena. It doesn't move once it's in place, but I just need to train my legs (and my head... ugh) to relax and stay in place. Any tips? :)
     
    03-09-2012, 05:48 PM
  #15
Weanling
A lot of people have said tying your stirrups to your girth works as it helps your muscle memory... I've never tried it though. I might give it a go sometime if I still have trouble keeping my leg in place, I just prefer working through issues without anything extra. Can you keep your leg under you on the flat in 2point?
     
    03-09-2012, 05:50 PM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by hflmusicislife    
A lot of people have said tying your stirrups to your girth works as it helps your muscle memory... I've never tried it though. I might give it a go sometime if I still have trouble keeping my leg in place, I just prefer working through issues without anything extra. Can you keep your leg under you on the flat in 2point?
I did it today and OMG, muscles that I never thought I had were burning! My leg felt so much tighter when I was done. Totally going to keep doing it until my next show and see the results. And Yes I can, its just weird over fences :(
     
    03-09-2012, 06:38 PM
  #17
Weanling
Hmm... I'll have to try that then! I have a lesson tomorrow but Sunday I'll give it a shot. Hopefully that works for you!
     

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