Technique help
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > New to Horses

Technique help

This is a discussion on Technique help within the New to Horses forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree1Likes
    • 1 Post By Cherrij

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        11-06-2013, 07:30 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Arrow Technique help

    Okay so I'm a little confused. I was told when riding to keep my knees pressing firmly around the saddle, which basically wears me out, but now I have read in articles to keep your legs relaxed and not squeezing?
    Any help here please?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        11-06-2013, 08:13 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tombo8    
    Okay so I'm a little confused. I was told when riding to keep my knees pressing firmly around the saddle, which basically wears me out, but now I have read in articles to keep your legs relaxed and not squeezing?
    Any help here please?
    At first I was taught also to squeeze with my knees all the time to stay on, to kick with my heels to get the horse to move, and to pull either reign to get the horse to turn.

    The I learnt better. We do not squeeze our legs all the time, but stay relaxed and let our body move with the horse, even in posting trot and 2 point. As well as of course I learnt that horses respond better with less pressure, different ways of leading them in the direction you want. Now I only squeeze my knees in the saddle when I am asking the horse to slow down, if he does not understand it as I ask for a stop.
    loosie likes this.
         
        11-06-2013, 08:27 AM
      #3
    Foal
    Learn to ride with your legs relaxed and to squeeze when you need to. I have seen riders get on horses that are not ridden with squeezed legs all the time and there has been some undesirable responses. It is better for you as well. More relaxing.
         
        11-06-2013, 04:32 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Thanks for clearing that up for me!
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    This guy has quite the technique... QHriderKE Barrel Racing 31 03-08-2013 11:33 PM
    What lunging technique do you use? crhorse Horse Training 17 02-13-2013 03:10 AM
    How's my flying technique? maesseren Horse Riding Critique 12 02-09-2012 04:03 PM
    The best technique? savethepitbulls67890 Horse Training 12 05-26-2008 02:01 PM
    New technique Jr_lover Horse Grooming 10 04-27-2008 07:14 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:11 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0