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        10-09-2010, 12:41 PM
    Just think of your legs as shock absorbers...with just enough spring to make any ride smooth and comfortable. Shock absorbers will adjust to the weight, speed and bounce that is put on them.

    Good luck. I wish I had your job.
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        10-10-2010, 12:21 AM
    I kind of had a problem with this. I was attempt to get my mare to lope (the previous owner said she used to, but didn't like to anymore. I chalked it up to being out of shape, but have discovered it to be her hip so chiro time!) ANYWAY, she was being a butt and my BO, who does endurance racing, asked if I wanted to go on a 10 mile conditioning workout with her and their trainer.

    I said yes and used one of their saddles because mine was actually meant for a kid. I'm skinny, but taller, so the stirrups make me look like a jockey. I'm selling it now.

    And 2 years ago I had torn my MCL in my right knee (completely unhorse related), but it was misdiagnosed for a year and a half, so I never got the surgery I needed and had/still somewhat have a limp because of the way I learned to carry my hip. Now when I post, I naturally put more weight on my left leg or my right knee will twist out of place (a brace doesn't help enough).

    5 miles in, I rolled my left ankle in the stirrup. I was okay and asked to walk for while. When we started again, I rolled it again. I tried putting the majority of my weight on my right leg, but inturn, messed up my knee. It got to the point where I couldn't stand.

    This was all with a horse I had never ridden or even met before.

    The point of this rant was that he had an odd trot that wasn't smooth and I had a ridiculous time trying to get the right rhythm. I've been told I post like an English rider. Especially because of an accident last year where I work as a wrangler, we have to now wear helmets. I looked very English. (Nothing against them, of course, but we all ride Western.)

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