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post #21 of 28 Old 07-16-2013, 08:32 PM
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Rissax, what I am seeing is a rider who is too much on the rearward part of the saddle. The horse is bracing his back against the weight.
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post #22 of 28 Old 07-17-2013, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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Rissax, what I am seeing is a rider who is too much on the rearward part of the saddle. The horse is bracing his back against the weight.
My trainer has never pointed that out to me.
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post #23 of 28 Old 07-17-2013, 03:56 AM
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In my opinion, the riders that weigh 120 pound but have no balance whatsoever are more detrimental to a horse's health than a good, balanced 200 pound rider would be.

I'm 5'8" and 199/200 pounds in a size 15/16 pants. I used to be about 150 pounds, which I really did look better at that weight. But with ongoing health issues (low thyroid, low vitamin D, a bad gallbladder, and a bad hip that makes it hard to work out) I gained about 30 pounds in 3 months, leveled out, then another 20 the last 2 months.

I'm not worried about my looks though, I'm happy how I am. 36DD, whoop! Lol.. But I was recently told by my doctor that I'm technically overweight and I should be about 180 pounds or so. Once I recover from gallbladder surgery, I plan to work out again!

The number on the scale isn't what matters, it's your health! As long as you're healthy, be happy! Everyone looks perfect on their horses. :)
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post #24 of 28 Old 07-17-2013, 07:06 AM
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Rissax, what I am seeing is a rider who is too much on the rearward part of the saddle. The horse is bracing his back against the weight.

Yes, the lower leg is too far forward putting the rider out of balance by quite a long way.
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post #25 of 28 Old 07-17-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Not to be rude but I didn't ask for critiques. This isnt in a Riding Critique forum. I pay a Trainer for that! I must be doing something right if I have won a champion ribbon in dressage.
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post #26 of 28 Old 07-17-2013, 04:42 PM
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Not to be rude but I didn't ask for critiques. I pay a Trainer for that!
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Fair enough but if your trainer has never pointed that out then at least you have something you could raise with him / her. Sometimes uncalled for comments can be a positive thing, it just depends how you look at it.
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post #27 of 28 Old 07-17-2013, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Fair enough but if your trainer has never pointed that out then at least you have something you could raise with him / her. Sometimes uncalled for comments can be a positive thing, it just depends how you look at it.
I'm definitely working on it! I am just now gettin back into riding after a year off so I know my EQ needs work haha
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post #28 of 28 Old 07-21-2013, 09:38 PM
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So, let 'em snicker, it doesn't improve their riding one bit, but it HAS improved yours because you got down to it and did your work!
Well said, and just like little children, usually when someone has something to say, it's because they aren't happy with themselves either so it makes them feel better to make comments. Keep smiling pretty lady.
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