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1322271927queen 11-16-2013 12:31 AM

My dressage instructor said Im a strong rider?
 
What does that mean? We went to go try some hunter jumper horses that were for sale and she wanted me to get on first because I'm a "strong rider". Is that a compliment? I have always thought that I have very soft hands. I have ridden mostly thoroughbreds doing long and low work. The only time I really collect is when I canter or leg yield or do a sharp turn. I half halt with just my fingers on the outside rein (and use my seat but I don't lean back). I did notice lately that some horses I never rode before will halt from the canter just because I half halted but I just wanted them to trot.

amp23 11-16-2013 12:49 AM

I would take being called a "strong rider" as a compliment meaning a good rider. When trying out a new horse I do think your trainer should still ride first though.

Prinella 11-16-2013 01:04 AM

I'd take it to mean confident and efficient, you want them to trot they trot no questions asked etc.


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