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HAHAHAHA! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

I was using a public washroom yesterday while I was at TSC buying Nelson bags of feed. And as you know, it is yucky to sit on the toilet seat itself, so us woman have come up with a way to hover over the seat to do our thing.

While I was doing this, I said to myself "HEY! This is a great way to work on my 3 point seat!" :D

My Coach has really been working with me and my 3 point seat, where I am so close to my tack, but not in my tack on approach to a fence. Legs under me, open chest, tall upper body, legs wrapped around horses side, not tense, but relaxed while absorbing horses energy/motion...

Same effect while hovering over the Loo! ROFL! :D

My seat is close to the toilet, but not quite on the toilet. Legs under me, core working to keep me supported. Opened chest, not tense, just relaxed and allowing the flow to occur.

ROFL! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

I got to the barn, and I said to my Coach "I found a great way to improve my 3 point! Using public washrooms!"

:lol::lol::lol:
 

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LOL! KIM! I love you.... lol! Halarious!
 

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MIE, you're twisted girl! My work bathrooms are gross. I've been practicing that seat for 20 years!
 

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I would just like to point out that it's EXCELLENT that your coach is working on this with you. It helps your balance, it helps you find your distances, it helps you ride to a fence better...I could go on and on about the benefits of the "3 point seat" versus the standard "2 point" position. Learn it, use it, love it because it will definitely improve your jumping especially cross country when you need to drive your horse to the jump, get out of his way and collect back up immediately after the fence! It helps in stadium as well but you're closer to "2.5 point" in stadium hehe.
 

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OMG....I so know why we get along!!!!
You crack me up chick!

Gotta love it.
:)
so the more water you drink the more times you can practice...lol
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so the more water you drink the more times you can practice...lol
OOOOOOOOoOOoOoohhhHhHhHHH!!! I have a small bladder, so before I am going to be one kick *** 3 pointer before I know it!

And - as I said on my FB page - when I am riding, all I have to do is say to myself "Don't sit down on the toilet seat"


OMG....I so know why we get along!!!!
You crack me up chick!
LOL! I love to laugh as you know! And I love to tease and joke around, one of my favorite past times! Glad I can make you laugh!

MIE, you're twisted girl! My work bathrooms are gross. I've been practicing that seat for 20 years!
HAHA PUCK! You know you laughed! Man, you are already one kick *** 3 pointer! JEALOUS!! LOL!
So, if I need a critique, I know who to go to - so as to be sure I am in the proper functional form over the loo!
LOL! KIM! I love you.... lol! Halarious!
LOL! Love you too Alex!
 

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If you want to really practice 3 point, try it in the woods. There's nothing under there to catch you if you don't stay in position!
 

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BWWAAA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! For that, I think I'd have to take my spurs off - or better yet, leave them on to give me that extra umph to stay up.
 

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While this is NOT the skill I wish to be known for, I did a 9 mile hunter pace last year entirely out of the saddle. Just never got tired. Guess that's why.
 

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I don't know whether to be in awe of your capeabilities, or laugh......

How about both?

OH! Gotta go practice.....
 

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LOL. This is so true. I will never be able to go to a public washroom without thinking about this again, thank you MIE!
 

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Hahahaha this is hilarious
Sitting here trying not to burst out laughing and wake up the sleeping people around me :lol:
 

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excuse my ignorance but what's the difference between 2 and 3 point? I quit jumping too early to learn a 3 point although I'm sure it was practiced a few times and just didn't stick or something. that was a good 6 years ago though.
 

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No worries! If we don't ask questions, how do we learn?

3 point is a seat, a very functional seat - where the rider's butt is very close to the saddle, but not in the saddle. The point where your breeches are just touching the seat.

Your legs are under you squeezing your horse up into your seat at every up stride in the canter, your core is very active, your chest is opened and your upper body is tall. All your bodies weight is in your heels, and your knee's and ankles are absorbing all of the energy.

Two point varies -

Eventers will move into a 2 point, or 1/2 seat between fences. Where you are still using your core to center you, your body is balanced over your feet, you are out of your tack and just hovering there out of your horses way.

I can ride in this position till the cows come home, very comfortable for me.




And then there is the other two point we know of, when over fences.

http://equineink.com/2009/05/22/more-reasons-to-practice-your-two-point-position/
 

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That first pic looks 2 point to me. I don't see any seat in that saddle. A 3 point or light seat involves both inner thighs and seat having contact with the saddle. If you are cantering in a full seat, just imagine that someone is tugging on your heels which will elongate your leg just enough to bring your seat a little out of the saddle. There's no daylight, but you are essentially off your horse's back. Here's a link that might show it better.

Beyond Two-Point: Full Seat and Half-Seat Positions
 

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oh!!!! I've done that. Just not a lot recently. My jumping trainer back when I was a teen had me doing that all the time! She never called it a 3 point though...or maybe she did. I don't remember but I do remember the burn if I didn't balance myself right.
 

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What an interesting thread...

Not to burst your bubble, but hovering over toilet seats too often can result in bladder infections. The muscles are working and you can't "relieve" yourself completely because the muscles aren't relaxed, leaving "residue" behind, causing the infection.

So, practice hovering over toilet seats when you aren't actually peeing. o_O Hahah.
 

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Puck, the first picture is 2 point. Read my post. lol.

Haaaaa! I was too busy eating my popcorn. And yes, hovering can cause issues. If you don't let all those muscles relax, you end up running down the hall every hour or so to not really have to go. I guess you're damned either way. You either get an infection on the inside or on the outside! I'm done being gross now.
 
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