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post #1 of 11 Old 05-11-2017, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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riding tips

I'm a new rider, i only just started riding lessons. any tips for riding?
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-11-2017, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by nobleandpure View Post
I'm a new rider, i only just started riding lessons. any tips for riding?
I'm sure we all have LOTS AND LOTS!!

What are some questions you have? What style of riding are you doing? And what are some problem areas for you?
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Stay relaxed to keep your horse relaxed. A relaxed horse will respond more readily and with softer motion.
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Look where you're going, don't look down at the horse.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-11-2017, 11:09 PM
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Heels down, hands down, shoulders a like a queen, hips like a...well... a "lady of the night", shall we say
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-12-2017, 07:53 AM
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The First Rule of Riding: Keep the horse between you and the ground at all times!

I'd have three recommendations: (1) Make sure you trust your instructor. That person is the best source for improving your riding because she'll be doing so in real time. (2) As there is always more to learn, enjoy the process of learning like a mountain climber enjoys the process of ascend (rather than merely standing on the summit). (3) Try to remember to treat your horse as a partner, not as exercise equipment, even if it's "just" a lesson horse. It likes praise and attention just as much as a Million-dollar race horse, and it hates stress and hassle just as much as you may.
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-12-2017, 08:52 AM
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First, RELAX. Try not to tense up. Horses can sense how you are feeling.
Look where you want to go.
Heels down.
There's always something new to learn/work on, no matter if you are a novice rider or an advanced rider.
& have FUN! If you have specific questions we can help answer them as well. :)

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post #9 of 11 Old 05-12-2017, 11:16 AM
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The more time in the saddle the better. If you can do more than 1 lesson a week you improve much faster.

The right horse can make a huge difference. The right horse for you is not necessarily the right horse for some one else and as you learn to ride the right horse will change. All horses have something to teach you.

Also remember there is no rush - take your time and enjoy it.
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-13-2017, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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I am riding just for fun, I'm not going to do competitions or anything. just pleasure riding
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