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post #11 of 31 Old 10-03-2009, 03:42 PM
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I usually put my right hand on my right thigh

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post #12 of 31 Old 10-04-2009, 11:09 AM
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You look great, and so does your horsie! If you're both content you know it's a good thing. ;)

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post #13 of 31 Old 10-06-2009, 02:25 AM
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ummm are you saying I am a bad english rider? I am a little shocked if you are b/c I am competitive and successful at it I am a little confused ...
Certainly not!! I was just saying that english riding requires a lot more equitation so even if you were not a real good english rider you would ride well western.

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post #14 of 31 Old 10-06-2009, 10:23 AM
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Aw, you and Brodie look awesome. He is breaking well and giving to bit pressure nicely. I agree that your rein hand is a little to close to his neck, I would raise it about 3 to 4 inches and let out a little rein. Your rein hand should be held higher than the saddle horn. As for the right hand, I always have my elbow bent at about 90 degrees or a little more and my hand kinda floating around the saddle horn (picked up from years of riding colts). Also, piano hands are kindof a no-no in western too.

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post #15 of 31 Old 10-06-2009, 10:40 AM
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I think you guys are cute! Is he a reiner, looks like a reiner....

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post #16 of 31 Old 10-06-2009, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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I am doing the "claw" which is how reiners hold the reins- not piano hands :) ... and he was being a butt so that is why my reins are shorter then normal. Also in reining you are supposed to have you hand hack of low so that is what I am doing. I guess the different styles are being mixed in the critique here :)

He isn't a reiner yet but that is what I am doing with him... we aren't good enough to call ourselves reiners ;)

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Certainly not!! I was just saying that english riding requires a lot more equitation so even if you were not a real good english rider you would ride well western.
ah ok- yeah going western to english is MUCH harder then doing english to western

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post #18 of 31 Old 10-06-2009, 12:03 PM
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ah ok- yeah going western to english is MUCH harder then doing english to western
Really? I think it's opposite, english to western has been SO hard for me!

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really? Going from a small saddle to a BIG ol one was nice but all my friends that ride western and I try to get them to ride english freak out at how small the saddle is an how much more leg/balance you have to have to stay on and in the "right" position lol

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post #20 of 31 Old 10-06-2009, 04:30 PM
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It's funny because I felt like there wasnt much saddle in the western, it's all up high and your legs just hang and then I felt wierd sitting so far back and then the fact that you have little to know rein contact and all of the control is in your seat... hard for me!!! LOL...

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