The Horse Forum - Conversation Between Barrel Baby and amp23
Conversation Between Barrel Baby and amp23
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  1. amp23
    11-09-2011 12:41 PM - permalink
    I also got some good advice on my thread about it, like relaxing your leg while keeping your heel down and not focus on your toes pointing forward so much because it will come with time and practice. That was my hardest thing, I tried to keep my toes forward, but if you relax it's more natural and you'll get used to the feeling of having your lower leg in place almost "wrapped" around your horse.

    I've also been starting to jump, and the BO/trainer has mainly just told me to keep my chin up and look forward, as well as keep my horse at a constant pace because sometimes he slows down.
  2. Barrel Baby
    11-08-2011 10:49 PM - permalink
    Barrel Baby
    i would love to get some tips if they ever give u some good ones!!!
  3. amp23
    11-08-2011 10:29 AM - permalink
    There's a trainer at the barn, I don't pay her for lessons or anything but sometimes she gives me pointers to help me out. I'm starting to feel more comfortable English now, I adjusted my strirrups different lengths until thy felt comfortable and now I'm getting used to it all
  4. Barrel Baby
    11-07-2011 04:59 PM - permalink
    Barrel Baby
    AGREED!!! hmmm the hardest thing for me so far is probably...posting the trot! my horse kinda has a shifty trot and she changes diagnals aaaaalllllllooooot!!! and often lol :) i still have aaalllot of work to go before i feel good about it! do you have a trainer?
  5. amp23
    11-06-2011 01:25 AM - permalink
    Hey! Yeah it's been fun changing to something new. The hardest part for me has been learning to balance in such a different saddle with mote flexible, movable stirrups. With western you're more secure and your legs stay in place, but that's harder English. What's been hardest for you?
  6. Barrel Baby
    11-05-2011 11:18 PM - permalink
    Barrel Baby
    saw your recent post about switching to english!! I am too!! i felt that i needed to try something new!! whats been the hardest thing about switching for you so far? :)
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