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  • Dismounting while unbalanced
  • Weak knees advice on dismounting horse

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    04-29-2012, 06:29 PM
  #11
Yearling
Raven; thanks for the tip I will do that on the next ride - setting up a tiny jump too to reward my horse for her hard work lately.

Country woman; I didn't think like that as I've obviously adjusted my dismounting style to suit my leg - if it feels weak I try to slowly land on my left leg ever so in front of my right. But didn't think of it now that I've lost weight. Hm. Definite food for thought!!
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    05-09-2012, 01:12 AM
  #12
Weanling
I've always had issues getting my right leg back over the horse when I dismount. I just can't get it high enough to keep it off my horse's booty! Fortunately my horse is used to me dragging my foot on his rump. ;) Once I get both feet on the same side of the horse, I kick my other foot out of the stirrups and lower myself while gripping onto the saddle! Less then graceful, but it works!
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    05-09-2012, 08:11 AM
  #13
Foal
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Okay.. so sounds like you are weak in the hip and upper thigh areas, if your boot drags across your horses back when trying to dismount. You said you can't lean forward enough, and feel unbalanced. That's your"core " muscles that need strengthening,
When you stand up in your stirrups, how far are you out of your horses saddle? I found that once I raised my stirrups, so I could really stand in my saddle- and clear the cantle by 4-6 inches, everything else improved. My legs hurt, as did the rest of me, muscles working harder to keep me in the saddle, for about 2 weeks(riding daily)
Then I added some exercises on a big exercise ball- the one I play with my horse with, and it all started to come together
My coach made me ride 2 point more, scince it works all of the same areas, and I needed the practice.
The bonus for me- it strengthened weakened muscles, I became a more confident rider, and I toned up so lost inches, but no pounds lost for me.
     
    05-09-2012, 08:16 AM
  #14
Yearling
Is this aimed at me Raven or the above poster?

If its at me, I can clear my horses rump and its simply just the leaning forward part. Last ride wasn't so bad, but I've been out of the saddle for the past week and a bit with injury. Sigh.

Tarpan, good luck! Seems this post above has some helpful hints. Thanks Raven.
     
    05-10-2012, 04:54 AM
  #15
Foal
I have the same issues, I haven't ridden much since I had a breast reduction. Now that I'm back in the saddle, I too have noticed an imbalance. I also suggest riding in two point a bit during your time in saddle, it will help with finding your balance again. Other than that I'm not sure what to suggest, except the old adage that practice makes perfect. As I've been riding more and more I'm not having as many problems with my balance/imbalance.
     
    05-10-2012, 07:57 AM
  #16
Yearling
Thanks everyone for the great tips... sadly for me I have an achilles tendon damage in my right ankle now so I'm back out of the saddle for now... I hope to take these tips back up when I get the chance to return :)
     
    05-10-2012, 01:53 PM
  #17
Trained
When I was younger I never had this problem
     

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