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post #21 of 27 Old 08-28-2014, 04:03 PM
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In the meantime while waiting for a spot to open up, you may want to check out a book Sally Swift wrote, "Centered Riding." It is fabulous and makes the concepts very easy to understand and remember. My husband found a copy at a thrift store, picked it up and started reading it, and now because of that book he has asked to start riding again. Great, great book and a fabulous foundation for any type of riding.
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post #22 of 27 Old 08-28-2014, 04:26 PM
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sounds like reining and cutting training, and dressage.. Done with seat and legs.
and on a well trained horse, if you drop a rein it stops, no matter where your seat is.
these horses are usually costly with the amt of time spent on them
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post #23 of 27 Old 08-28-2014, 10:15 PM
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Yep. I have a reining horse.
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post #24 of 27 Old 08-28-2014, 10:51 PM
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I'm going to be the third person to recommend the "Centered Riding" book by Sally Swift. It's really excellent and the analogies are really well thought up and easy to remember. It's my favourite book for this type of thing!

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post #25 of 27 Old 08-29-2014, 09:34 AM
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This is how my instructor is currently teaching. Everything is purposeful when you're riding-- your center of gravity, your posture, your hip/seat alignment. It all sends a signal to the horse ( good and bad). When I first started, we worked A LOT on just "feeling" the movements of the horse, then we would work a lot on posture and using your body to communicate to the horse what their next move should be. I find that it's been a mix of good training + a good, broke horse. My trainer is currently working with a pretty green horse and he is responding more and more to picking up the ques of what he should be doing.

Sounds like you found a good instructor! I got very lucky and found a great one right off the bat. Leaving a lesson should definitely make you feel like you were a better and more confident rider than when you first got to the barn. Even if it wasn't your best ride, I am finding out that I learn just as much when I'm doing something wrong as I do when I'm doing something right. It's ALL a learning experience, and a trainer should enhance that. Good luck, I'm happy for you!

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post #26 of 27 Old 08-30-2014, 02:58 AM
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If a rider is taught properly and the horse/pony schooled well then yes it is entirely possible for a horse to be ridden through your body posture alone.

The problem is that people are hopeless at being consistent with their aids - for example all downward transitions have the same aid - Sit tall, long legs, close leg and hand and slow down/change gait/halt

Centred riding is a lovely method of riding - the book is called 'Centred Riding' and written by Sally Swift.

There is also 'Thinking Riding' by Molly Sivewright
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post #27 of 27 Old 09-01-2014, 08:51 PM
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This isn't new, but it is a great way to ride. I mostly trail ride with reins looped over the saddle horn. Parelli trains horses this way. Linda Parelli teaches this and calls it riding with fluidity. It is the same as Centered Riding but with a different vocabulary to describe what you do.
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