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post #21 of 22 Old 03-05-2019, 09:12 AM
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If your feet are getting lighter in your stirrups, you are pulling your leg up in an attempt to grip. If you notice that, relax the leg, imagine there is a waterfall flowing down the back of your leg. When you grip and tense, it stops the waterfall. Let the water flow down out of your heel.

Something else you can do with no stirrups, draw the alphabet with your toes. You can't grip with the leg when your toes are moving. Start at the walk eventually the trot. Its a weird feeling at first because you'll be so used to holding yourself on.
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Originally Posted by ApuetsoT View Post
If your feet are getting lighter in your stirrups, you are pulling your leg up in an attempt to grip. .
Yeah, I try to readjust my thighs, mid trot, to get a better angle at sticking to the saddle from my thighs or to get a better grip from my upper thigh. I think that's when I pull my leg up like you say
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