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Opinions On "Leg Flapping"?

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    08-12-2013, 07:05 PM
  #1
Yearling
Opinions On "Leg Flapping"?

I was just wondering what everyone's views on "leg flapping" is? (Not knocking, just asking)
     
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    08-12-2013, 07:11 PM
  #2
Showing
I find if I'm really loosey goosey then my legs flap. But if I'm quiet and fluid they stay put.

As long as you're riding effectively then it shouldn't be an issue
     
    08-12-2013, 11:57 PM
  #3
Foal
Well when I rode english, the particular saddle I used, the stirrups always fell off with me riding, but not when anyone else rode in it. So I don't know what I did. No one ever said anything
     
    08-13-2013, 12:07 AM
  #4
Banned
Since this is in the western riding section - no to leg flapping.
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    08-13-2013, 12:09 AM
  #5
Showing
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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
Since this is in the western riding section - no to leg flapping.
Didn't see that, sorry for posting..
     
    08-13-2013, 12:10 AM
  #6
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Didn't see that, sorry for posting..
Haha don't apologize!!! There shouldn't be too much leg flapping either way! LOL!
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    08-13-2013, 12:10 AM
  #7
Green Broke
What kind of leg flapping, the barrel racer kind?
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    08-13-2013, 12:14 AM
  #8
Green Broke
I'm going to assume we're talking about how barrel racers "fly away" on the way between barrels and home.

I see no place for it. If you're grabbing the horn for dear life and flapping your legs..You'd better hope that horse doesn't decide to throw in a buck or decide to spook at something outside the arena (or a groundhog running through the arena..lol. Had that happen once at a show). No way in hell are you balanced with flapping legs running at full speed. And if that horse just completely stops? Uh-Oh, you're over it's head, face-first.

Not to mention, because you can't flap your legs like I see these girls without slamming down on your horse's back each stride..It isn't helping your horse go faster, it's honestly slowing them down. No finished horse should stay at a dead run with a rider bouncing all over the place.
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    08-13-2013, 08:18 AM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Iseul    
It isn't helping your horse go faster, it's honestly slowing them down.
I agree. If "leg flapping" helped a horse go faster, the jockeys in the Derby each May would all be doing it.
     
    08-13-2013, 10:58 AM
  #10
Trained
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Originally Posted by Iseul    
I'm going to assume we're talking about how barrel racers "fly away" on the way between barrels and home...
Thank you. I was trying to figure out what "leg flapping" meant. Now all I need to do is figure out how anyone would consider it helpful...
     

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