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post #21 of 70 Old 04-12-2013, 06:22 PM
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LOL, FNB, I usually go for the "cup of coffee" look...I think mainly because that's how Dad rides and I always wanted to ride just like him.
Just for grins and giggles...him on one of his reining horses a few decades ago...
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Anyway, GH, I think all your questions have been answered, I just did want to touch on the weight thing. A good, sturdy horse, regardless of height, should be able to carry you easily if you ride well. Where the trouble starts is with folks (regardless of size) that flop around up there and ride about like a sack of potatoes, completely off balance with no absorbing the shock of the gait.

Someone who sits light, regardless of their actual physical weight, can ride smaller horses than someone physically lighter that bounces and flops.

Anyway, I don't compete in reining, but I do ride horses that can do most of the maneuvers...rollbacks are awesome but I think I am most proud when I get a nice balanced circle with good rate.
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Bahahahaha! Frank!!!! Well I've got the other hand tucked nicely under an ever lowering boob, by the time I'm fifty I won't even have to hold it there, I will just tuck it under and the boob can do all the work!! I also look like I'm passing someone a pint when I slide, the arm just comes out....hmmm lessons for me too!!
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haha Muppet! If it weren't for my good friend, my plastic surgeon, I would be right there too. 50 was a while ago. I can send you his name.....lol.

Smrobs-Awesome pic!
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Shoot, top side of 50, gravity is already at work, I'll experiment with the free hand, once I get one!!

I'm taking it that to get started all I need is the kit I already have about, no extra expense to worry about, at least to start with.
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Nope GH, just your split reins and saddle (spurs when you're feeling your lower leg is good and steady:) As you ride reining more and more you may want to get a reining saddle as they have a lower cantle and a different seat that helps you sit back into the slides......I myself prefer the reining saddles open seat when riding:)
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haha Muppet! If it weren't for my good friend, my plastic surgeon, I would be right there too. 50 was a while ago. I can send you his name.....lol.

Smrobs-Awesome pic!
I've always said that if I could get any procedure done I'd get a boob job!!
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LOVE LOVE LOVE my saddle. I literally cannot ride in a regular one. I have one with a "narrow twist", and anything else makes my hips feel like I am being pulled apart.

They really do help you sit those stops, GH.....I think you neeeeedddd one. Lol
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I'm not sure what twist my saddle has, I got it used, but this guy makes them, I absolutely love it!!!

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Sent a message to a local trainer about maybe having a lesson on one of her horses, and got invited to ride one of hers at a Beginner Reining clinic tomorrow. Shame is I still have two days of paper work to complete before Monday, so can't go, Oh well maybe next time.
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*SULK*

Sent a message to a local trainer about maybe having a lesson on one of her horses, and got invited to ride one of hers at a Beginner Reining clinic tomorrow. Shame is I still have two days of paper work to complete before Monday, so can't go, Oh well maybe next time.

Forget the darned paperwork or stay up and do a red eye all night!!! Go to that clinic!!!!! Aaaarrrgggghhhh!!!!
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