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Zab 12-11-2008 06:47 PM

Crow - video :)
 
Just wanted to show my video of Crow as I was riding him today. It wasn't as good as I had hoped, but he wasmuch better than last time. This was just a combination of bad timing and new environment + my bad balance.. xD
But the trail ride afterwards were great, even if he had some troubles with keeping the gait clean.. xD

I have no idea how to insert videos.. I'll try and if it doesn't work, the link is :)

ok.. didn't work.. but you have the link.. xD.. or did it?

Vidaloco 12-11-2008 09:08 PM

Yes it worked :D
That last run was really good. When Vida gets pacy I really watch my seat and leg placement. Sit really deep in the seat and back on your pockets. Relax your knees but keep your feet placed almost under the barrel and push with your whole body. Its so hard to explain in words :lol:
here is a video of a girl who is doing what I'm talking about. sitting back sort of tickleing with her heels (though she is wearing spurs :shock:) She is flying on a singlefooter but you get the idea


Zab 12-11-2008 09:40 PM

Thanks! :D
And thanks for the tip, but my trainer and I doesn't really believe in the chair seat :P Other than that, sitting deep is what I try.. xD When I sit deep, put my legs back and gently squeese his sides with my lower legs and on a lose rein, he does it the best :) I guess it depends a lot on how they're trained.. he's picking up this way much better than the ''normal'' racking seat I see on vids and on icelandic horses - if I try that he gets pacy. I got loads of practice of that on the trail ride! Most of it I racked and my trainer trotted and cantered on her horse :) It's really awesome to just slide past her cantering PRE xD

Vidaloco 12-12-2008 06:14 PM

I didn't know thats what it was called, I just saw so many gaited riders doing it I started doing it too :lol: I've never been to a trainer.
Do you mind me asking why your trainer is against it? Is it unhealthy for the horses back? I often wonder that when I'm doing it.

Zab 12-13-2008 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Vidaloco (Post 210334)
I didn't know thats what it was called, I just saw so many gaited riders doing it I started doing it too :lol: I've never been to a trainer.
Do you mind me asking why your trainer is against it? Is it unhealthy for the horses back? I often wonder that when I'm doing it.

To quote her ''they arn't exactly helping the horse''.. we've wondered hy it's so comon (tho icelandic riders are starting to get away from it) and we figured it might be that when you first train the horse to rack, it helps it the first few times, just like standing up in the trot can help a green horse the first times. And then people just kept going with it. Or maybe it's from when it was ust used for transport. Or maybe it's just to keep clear cues from trot and tölt. But we're just guessing on this :P

You push the lower back down and make it harder for the horse to lift its back in the gait and carry well, but I dont think it unhealthy or else they should hav changed it, especially on iceland where they really need(ed) the horses.

You cod always try oing it 'my way'' and see if there is a differense. Maybe it won't work for your horse tho :)

Kura 12-13-2008 12:56 PM

Hurrah for Crow. :D You already know what I think of it, but I still think you're doing better every time I see you guys.

Now if only I could figure out how to get my videos up...Ah well.

Sissimut-icehestar 12-13-2008 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Zab (Post 210703)
To quote her ''they arn't exactly helping the horse''.. we've wondered hy it's so comon (tho icelandic riders are starting to get away from it) and we figured it might be that when you first train the horse to rack, it helps it the first few times, just like standing up in the trot can help a green horse the first times. And then people just kept going with it. Or maybe it's from when it was ust used for transport. Or maybe it's just to keep clear cues from trot and tölt. But we're just guessing on this :P

You push the lower back down and make it harder for the horse to lift its back in the gait and carry well, but I dont think it unhealthy or else they should hav changed it, especially on iceland where they really need(ed) the horses.

You cod always try oing it 'my way'' and see if there is a differense. Maybe it won't work for your horse tho :)

The main reason it was used here was that we didn't know better :wink: Chair seat is not something we work at getting here :smile: I don't think it actually hurts the horse in any way, but you might be slightly behind it's centre of gravity and your ques aren't as clear :smile:
There is a big difference between really sitting in the saddle and a chair seat, and the former is what is taught here :smile:

Zab I'm gonna have to wait with commenting on the vid! Youtube is being naughty :roll:

tyrena 12-13-2008 01:59 PM

thanks for ur Q's and A's i'm new at this and learning from yall. I'm getting two quarter horses tomarrow. one is 4 1/2 yrs old its been a awhile since she's been ridin by anyone. and the other she's 2 1/2 yrs old never been rode. i adopted them from a vet who passed away. i'm soooooooo excited.

Zab 12-13-2008 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Sissimut-icehestar (Post 210726)
The main reason it was used here was that we didn't know better :wink: Chair seat is not something we work at getting here :smile: I don't think it actually hurts the horse in any way, but you might be slightly behind it's centre of gravity and your ques aren't as clear :smile:
There is a big difference between really sitting in the saddle and a chair seat, and the former is what is taught here :smile:

Zab I'm gonna have to wait with commenting on the vid! Youtube is being naughty :roll:

Ah :P Well, I've seen it's changing at least :P taht's ok x)

Zab 12-13-2008 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Kura (Post 210713)
Hurrah for Crow. :D You already know what I think of it, but I still think you're doing better every time I see you guys.

Now if only I could figure out how to get my videos up...Ah well.

Thanks! :P hehe

not found any free movie maker yet? :/


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