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post #21 of 34 Old 08-06-2013, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by countercanter View Post
"You paid to use all the corners in this ring, you better ride down into them."

In regards to keeping your hands/thumbs up - "Pretend like you are holding a bird in each hand...if you don't close your fingers, they will fly away and if you ride with flat hands you are going to smash their heads together."

"Bring the girls to the party and stretch up."

I LOVE that one!
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post #22 of 34 Old 08-06-2013, 02:45 AM
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When I was little, I was told to imagine that I was holding two ice cream cones while riding to encourage me not to ride with "piano hands".

I have also been told to imagine that I am balancing a book on my head while riding.

One analogy that I liked was to imagine that two anchors were attached to my heels and they were dragging along behind while I rode. This was meant to encourage me to allow the weight of my leg to sink into my heels without trying to forcibly pin my legs down.

Finally I've been told to imagine that there is a rotten egg in the seat of my saddle and if I land too hard in my saddle while posting, I'll get it all over my riding pants.
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post #23 of 34 Old 08-20-2013, 06:39 PM
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When my instructor wanted me to relax at the sitting trot or at the canter, she would yell at me to "be a blob of JELLO". Another one of her favorite quotes (not an analogy though) is "sit where you pee, not where you poo". Yes i know its strange, but thats what you get from horse people
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post #24 of 34 Old 08-20-2013, 07:28 PM
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My instructor told me to imagine my legs like a hallway and to guide my horse through the hallway..

I also got "pretend your boobs are headlights, follow their directional turns.."

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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post #25 of 34 Old 08-20-2013, 07:35 PM
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"The horse is a Porsche, engine's in the back!"
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post #26 of 34 Old 08-22-2013, 04:15 PM
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"Hump the air."
self explainatory
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post #27 of 34 Old 08-22-2013, 06:32 PM
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One of my lesson girls doesn't keep her elbows in so I tell her "your not a chicken, don't fly away on me!"

"It's like flying an airplane, your the pilot not the passenger!"

"Pretend he's a tube of tube paste and your sqeezing the paste out with your legs"

One that helps one of my lesson girls a lot is, "Pretend there is a hot air balloon attached to your helmet and it's lifting you up!"

~A Cowboy's Chance~
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post #28 of 34 Old 08-22-2013, 08:38 PM
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I don't think this is an analogy, but my old instructor used to threaten to duct tape our fingers closed if we didn't keep them closed! (Never actually happened, but it was effective for us eight-year-olds :) )
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post #29 of 34 Old 08-22-2013, 08:41 PM
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^^ haha! If my shoulders weren't back, my instructor would threaten to tie my ponytail to my horses tail. Never actually happened either
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post #30 of 34 Old 08-24-2013, 06:25 AM
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An old instructor of mine used to shout "tits and teeth!"
cracked me up everytime

To ride or not to ride? ... What a stupid question!!
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