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post #1 of 5 Old 06-26-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Poor Equitation

I've noticed that I have really bad equitation at the lope . My left leg swings forward no matter how much I focus on it . And it's just my left leg .

I also can't sit it very well beyond the first few strides . I try really hard because I know my equitation really affects the horses I ride, but nothing's working.. Any tips on fixing this ?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-26-2012, 01:36 PM
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often people try to fix the left leg forward by trying to bring the left leg back. Better to think about doing another action, that is a positive one, than trying to NOT do an action.

For example. If you have your left leg advanced, it might be because you are over weighting your right seat bone. So, try to weight your left seat bone. Also , look and see if one shoulder is advanced over the other, which would also make one leg go ahead of the other. There's some kind of twist in the body that makes the leg go forward. So, you counter it by weighting the part that is being pulled off the saddle by the twist.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-27-2012, 10:24 AM
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often people try to fix the left leg forward by trying to bring the left leg back. Better to think about doing another action, that is a positive one, than trying to NOT do an action.

For example. If you have your left leg advanced, it might be because you are over weighting your right seat bone. So, try to weight your left seat bone. Also , look and see if one shoulder is advanced over the other, which would also make one leg go ahead of the other. There's some kind of twist in the body that makes the leg go forward. So, you counter it by weighting the part that is being pulled off the saddle by the twist.
Tiny, when I read you I smile. Then I wish you really were teeny "tiny" and could be cloned because I would keep a tiny "Tiny" on my shoulder to whisper in my ear. Your advice is so spot on knowledgeable and positive and helpful.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-27-2012, 11:02 AM
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If you lower leg is too far forward, it means you are not sitting centered on your seat bones...you are too far on your "back pockets". Find those seat bones, and bring your leg back FROM YOUR HIP.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-15-2012, 07:29 PM
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I had this same problem when I first attempted to lope.

For me, it was like:
1) The horse takes off and leaves me behind (I'm not moving with him)
2) I try to "catch up" to the stride (by tensing up)
3) I wind up sitting sideways in the saddle with one leg forward

I could actually get a pretty smooth ride by committing this mistake. As long as you're going straight, it might not be a big problem but you're going to have a hard time turning.

The answer (for me anyway) was to NOT tense up & try to catch up with the horse but rather, relax and let his next stride catch up to me :)
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