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post #1 of 4 Old 08-12-2009, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Yay :D

I just wanted to share that I can now stop a horse using my seat instead of my hands

You guys are probably saying right now "Pfft, I learnt how to do that in my first lesson." So, just a bit of history of my riding.

I went to a riding school and they taught us "Kick to go, pull to stop" . When I got my first pony, oh boy...She was not going to take any of that. After eatting the dirt a couple of times, many people helping me out and a VERY patient pony.

I can now stop and turn a horse using my seat with little pressure on the reins.

I was so excited that I could do this I made her stop and go a number of times. Then we went and tried it out in the trails and guess what? IT WORKED!!


Also, I am now not going to that riding school any more. I left last year and I'm 100% sure they now have a better instructor.

and one more time... YAY!

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-12-2009, 09:57 AM
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Just once more.. YAY!

Good for you!! That seems like a big accomplishment.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-12-2009, 10:23 AM
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Yay for you!!! Your original lessons sound like my experiences with pony club in West Aus when I first started. Phew.

Yay for you!!!
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-12-2009, 12:20 PM
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Thumbs up

Contrats on your accomplisment! Sounds like you are doing great....keep up the good work
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