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    07-30-2008, 03:30 PM
  #1
Weanling
Two-Point

Can someone please post a picture of themselves in a two-point position off the horse or on a horse that's not jumping. I'm trying to learn two point and I want a picture of someone doing it correctly and not jumping.

Anything would be appreciated.
     
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    08-01-2008, 10:28 AM
  #2
Yearling
Well I don't have my camera, but I can try to explain it until someone posts a picture.

Basically, you want to get your butt out of the saddle a bit, and lean forward and move your hands towards the horses ears just a little teeny bit more than usual. Then you push your weight into your heels stretching your calves(sp?).

You don't have to lean forward too drastically, but enough that you can tell.

Sorry my answer wasn't too detailed, but I hope it helped a little.
     
    08-01-2008, 01:08 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by gotxhorses
Well I don't have my camera, but I can try to explain it until someone posts a picture.

Basically, you want to get your butt out of the saddle a bit, and lean forward and move your hands towards the horses ears just a little teeny bit more than usual. Then you push your weight into your heels stretching your calves(sp?).

You don't have to lean forward too drastically, but enough that you can tell.

Sorry my answer wasn't too detailed, but I hope it helped a little.
yea and my trainer also told me to stick my boobs way out :roll:
     
    08-01-2008, 01:34 PM
  #4
Yearling
Oh yeah, I forgot that. Haha.
     
    08-01-2008, 02:21 PM
  #5
Yearling
If you stick ur boobs way out that will make your arch ur back and ur not supposed to arch ur back
     
    08-01-2008, 07:51 PM
  #6
Weanling
I have read stuff on how to do it, but I want pictures of it. I don't jump, but I thought it'd be nice to know how to two-point in case a horse freaks and jumps or something.

I've tried before, but me legs aren't strong enough to keep me up. I always fall on the horse's neck. What are some strengthening exercises that y'all know of?
     
    08-02-2008, 01:33 AM
  #7
Foal
Do lots of no stirrup work! Also, you can try doing the 2 point at the walk, then trot, then canter. Have you trainer work with you on this and show you the proper position. Here is what it looks like:






More info:
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    08-02-2008, 09:49 AM
  #8
Weanling
Okay. I don't have a trainer, but I'll work on it myself.

When you say do lots of no-stirrup work, what kind of work do you mean? I can barely post w/o stirrups!
     
    08-02-2008, 02:30 PM
  #9
Foal
Well if you want a nice 2-point, you'll need to master posting without stirrups first. Create a daily goal of how long you'll post without stirrups. Like day 1, I'll post half the arena, then sit the other half [still without stirrups], eventually you'll be able to go around the entire arena. Then you can do it at the canter. Then you can begin learning the 2 point and you'll be able to hold yourself up. Then you can practice walking and trotting and eventually cantering around the arena in two-point. Besides strength, you'll also need to find you center of balance. To do this, halt your horse, and get into 2 point, but drop your reins. Hold your arms out like an airplane, you'll continue to fall back into the saddle until you find your balance. Then do this walking. Eventully, you'll know where you are most balanced. Try to have a friend that knows proper positions to help you too, and get videos/pictures for us!
     
    08-11-2008, 04:43 AM
  #10
Foal
When I was with my old trainer, we did lots of legwork everyday.
If you have someone to help you, you could put your horse on a lounge line so you can post with no stirrups or hands on the reigns. When I first started, it helped for me to hold onto the front of the saddle to post with no stirrups.

Since you say your not too good at posting with stirrups, when you try no stirrups without a loungeline, make sure to have someone watch you just in case you take a spill. It happens to the best of us.
     

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