Oh the mentor is starting to get perturbed! :) - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 11-18-2011, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 20
• Horses: 1
Oh the mentor is starting to get perturbed! :)

Howdy! I'm new to the horse world... so let's say i'm master my irons and now just need to work on balance. I have no picture for my posture but i know that my butt can stick out and my legs fall backwards.... so how do i keep my legs still.... any tips or do i just concentrate more? My mentor hasn't been around since fair season and we never got to the next lesson.... :(
My Aamir is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 11-18-2011, 08:25 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 54
• Horses: 0
Make sure you aren't pinching with your knees. Don't ask me how I know this!!!!
justashowmom is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 11-18-2011, 08:47 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Blowy Hills of the Pacific NW
Posts: 1,321
• Horses: 1
I have found that as my legs got stronger over the last few months, my legs have really calmed down and are now steady. I also constantly remind myself to keep my legs long with weight in my heels so that I dont use my knees or reins for balance.
With Grace is offline  

balance , body positioning , legs

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brand NEW Collegiate Mentor Dressage Saddle Cowgirlzluvaqhas Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 07-28-2011 12:02 PM
The Need for a Mentor Northern Horse Training 63 07-01-2011 06:19 AM
My Dressage "Mentor" Spirithorse Dressage 141 08-16-2009 07:12 AM
Starting English... well, not 'starting' but... Britt English Riding 8 06-27-2009 01:45 PM
Trying to find an old mentor... rockydq Horse Talk 2 07-28-2008 12:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome