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  • Hands holding reins
  • How to hold the two rein

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    10-08-2012, 07:53 PM

I hope someone is online to help me out real quick.. I'm trying out for the college equestrian team and decided to try for western as well as english (just for kicks and giggles). Anyone have any quick, general tips on riding western? My butt has not been in a western saddle in a couple years. Help!

I have about an hour until try outs.. so.. go!
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    10-08-2012, 08:21 PM
Good luck, smile, don't post, don't ride in contact
    10-17-2012, 11:31 PM
Actually, if you are riding in horsemanship, you should not have a lot of drape in your reins.
    10-19-2012, 11:33 PM
Green Broke
Sit back, shoulders open, heels aligned with your hips and shoulders, heels down, move with your hips only, nothing else. One rein holds the reins. Other hand it out in front, pretend to be holding a gun and pointing at your horses bit.

Like so:

How to hold split reins:
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    10-19-2012, 11:34 PM
Green Broke
Didn't read that you only have an hour..haha whoops!
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