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post #1 of 12 Old 03-17-2009, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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My first attempt at western riding *Pictures*

So i'm a very traditional English rider and when I went to my grandma's she took me to the western yard up the road and they gave me a lesson. It was quite an experience but the horse I had was the sweetest thing... called "H"
Here's some pix

I wasn't the best at it but I really enjoyed it.

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-17-2009, 06:46 PM
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I don't ride western either, but it looks like you did a good job to me =]

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-17-2009, 07:38 PM
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You look pretty good but your stirrups are too short, i you go there again have them lowered. "H" looks like a very good boy!

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post #4 of 12 Old 03-17-2009, 08:39 PM
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Looks pretty good...but LOOK UP. lol Try to stretch down into your stirrups and get those heels down. That horse looks like a sweat heart. Its great that you enjoyed your first western lesson!
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-18-2009, 01:38 AM
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Looks pretty good. I agree, your stirrups are a little too short and you need to look up. I won't say anything about your heels. I tend to ride with my toes more down too.

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post #6 of 12 Old 03-18-2009, 12:28 PM
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Yea a transition from english to western might be hard.. just remember that you should be sitting deep into you're saddle and barely have a bend in you're leg.
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post #7 of 12 Old 04-04-2009, 12:15 PM
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Well done you look great.
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-04-2009, 07:17 PM
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Looking good for your first lesson! Haha.

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post #9 of 12 Old 04-05-2009, 01:39 PM
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You look really good!! Cute horse
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post #10 of 12 Old 04-07-2009, 08:24 PM
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heels down and feet my the sturps relax your hands
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