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post #11 of 14 Old 10-10-2008, 12:42 PM
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My Trainer used to make me do it with no reins and no stirrups, we set up grids, like Gangsta said.

I did a LOT of work like that, with nothing but our legs and seat.
We never made any of our other students.

When I taught our Intermediate riders I would make them do the no stirrup jumping grids, or the no rein grids, but never both.
I also a couple times blind folded them and set up a "chute" with a jump, and had them do it blind-folded. It really makes you aware of your horse and get a real feel for them.
They were really great little riders!
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post #12 of 14 Old 10-10-2008, 04:03 PM
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when i come out to the farm for my lesson days i always do grid work without reins . it helps soo much with your balance ! i start with a caveletti and end at a 3'3" verticle . i do the same without stirrups .
ive tried both no reins and no stirrups one time just for fun . you have to have alot of balance for that but i did it just fine !
has anyone else tried that?

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post #13 of 14 Old 02-09-2009, 12:52 AM
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Yeahh i did this aswell .. i had 3 vertical jumps in a row not too big around 60cm ... it does feel like your flying aye ?? ... :) .. but it is a fun feeling
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-09-2009, 01:14 AM
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Yah no if I tried jumping without reins Joe would dump me in a heartbeat! He is a complete turd, and my trainer wouldnt have us do it (at least not on Joe) because well i'd eat it lol. I have done without stirrups many times, mostly on accident lol.

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