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LouieThePalomino 12-17-2012 12:18 PM

How can I stop from leaning to the right while riding?
Ive noticed that when im riding [i ride western] that my right leg tends to push away from the horse. I didnt notice this untill my instructor told me and it is a little difficult to correct. I think that this may be happening because either, stirrups are too short or 2. one of my legs are shorter than the other

when i say that one leg is shorter than the other, i say that because my left foot was broken [the arch completely crushed so there is no arch anymore] and never healed properly. And when i was looking at a picture my mom took while i was riding, you can see that my stirrups are HORRIBLY un-even, even though i checked them on the ground.

Java is the BEST 12-17-2012 01:14 PM

Ride with no stirrups, I use to lean all the time! But my coach did this thing its called No stirrups November and it helped me a lot :) Hope this helps!:D

LisaG 12-17-2012 08:19 PM

Check your stirrups. Do you ride western? I have an old western saddle, and sometimes the leather laces on one side will stretch out a little, so I relace them. Evens them right up.

Maybe some yoga/stretches would help your position, too. Hip openers and that sort of thing. Do you feel really stiff in the saddle?

LouieThePalomino 12-17-2012 09:34 PM

Yes i ride western and sometimes i think they streach.
yeah ive been thinking about doing that, do you know some good exorcizes i can do without being on the horse?

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