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        05-14-2009, 03:26 AM
    Just ride with the movment of the horse and by the sounds you need to lengthen those stirrups and just get used to the feel
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        05-23-2009, 06:59 PM
    Relax to the horse's movement that helps alot. The times I've ridden in a western saddles. I've noticed that it digs into my thighs (I ended up with bruises) so when I ride in them I try not to hug the horse too much.
        05-28-2009, 11:14 PM
    Some other tips are to sit deep in the saddle and to "sit on your pockets"
    When I ride I carry very little weight at all in my stirrups.
        06-02-2009, 11:21 PM
    Well one of my previous teachers told me to imagine your legs were roots , and then to put your wieght in your but. But that might be a little hard to understand. If it helps at first you can hold on by sqeezing your legs together to grip, then you can slowly work out of that habit.

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