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    When I ride without stirrups, I feel I still need...

    When I ride without stirrups, I feel I still need to wriggle about to get in the right spot. When I do get there, it feels fantastic! I may actually attempt a bareback 'sit" to see how that feels...
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    Photos!!!!!!!! :) Congratulations, my nerves...

    Photos!!!!!!!! :)

    Congratulations, my nerves were playing havoc with me, just reading this! :D
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    Sorry for the late reply everyone. :) Thank you...

    Sorry for the late reply everyone. :) Thank you heaps for everything you've said on here, it's given me lots of good ideas. My main problem is that it's all or nothing and I'm going through a...
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    Rider Fitness..fitting everything in?!

    Am I in the right section? I am struggling with my rider fitness. I aim for 6 days riding a week, usually get 5 and on a rare week only about 3 times...just have the one horse. I'm a big person and...
  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you.:)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.:)
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    Arghhh...I don't know how to 'quote'.:o ...

    Arghhh...I don't know how to 'quote'.:o Countrywood, your comment with only getting serious in a lesson or show, that is when the problems happen. He doesn't like it much at all!
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    FineAlready, you are so right! At the last show...

    FineAlready, you are so right! At the last show I saw him at, he was standing in a line-up half asleep and resting a back leg. There was show jumping on one side of him, a dressage arena on the...
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    Sorry Countrywood, yes it was pretty much always...

    Sorry Countrywood, yes it was pretty much always to a clinic, show, lessons etc. But he had been ridden on trails as well. However, it was always the same trails, so I guess he was comfortable on...
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    He has been out and about in the past with his...

    He has been out and about in the past with his previous owners. I've seen him at a couple of small shows and he appeared to be quite relaxed. He's done some jumping, showing and even small cross...
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    Undoing naughty behaviour

    Asking for experiences etc on behalf of a friend. :-)

    Can a horse that has learned how to get someone off and put's a fair amount of effort into this, be trained out of this behaviour??

    The...
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    Thank you everyone for you replies. It's been...

    Thank you everyone for you replies. It's been great to read them, very helpful and now I have one less thing to beat myself up about. :D

    Bogie, would love to do more work like you as well. It's...
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    I actually thought the same thing too! :D And...

    I actually thought the same thing too! :D And really, it is very similar to what I am doing when I think about it....apart from the lunging, which I only usually do if I haven't ridden for a few...
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    Thanks 2tempe and Arabmare..you both make perfect...

    Thanks 2tempe and Arabmare..you both make perfect sense and your replies have been very helpful! :)

    Did think I might have got a few more replies though! :)
  14. Thread: Warming Up

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    Warming Up

    I am very inconsistent with my warm up/start of my schooling and it does kind of frustrate me that I can't keep to a routine when I am sure that I should be.

    Some times I will lunge before...
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    Well guys, I don't feel like such an oddity...

    Well guys, I don't feel like such an oddity anymore! :-)

    My horse is talented (the rider less so), and my trainer has ridden, coached and judged to GP level on a national level, and in some cases...
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    Anyone else not compete?

    Anyone else got a fabulous horse and no desire to ever step foot in a competition arena ever again?

    I really am perfectly happy to stay at home and school, have lessons, a once a week ride out to...
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    Dressage is addictive! :D

    Dressage is addictive! :D
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    Well, I must be more relaxed after reading all...

    Well, I must be more relaxed after reading all the such positive responses because the last two rides have been very good indeed. :)

    Vet is coming out shortly for a check up, to be sure....
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    Thank you everyone, I am feeling much better...

    Thank you everyone, I am feeling much better after reading all your responses.

    I enjoy riding this horse very much, he is a tryer and once we get through the first part of our ride, he is usually...
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    Am I pushing it?

    After much lurking about, it is time to post. I am need of a shoulder to cry on, a kick up the butt and some wise words of encouragement and wisdom. :)

    I have access to a top quality instructor...
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    I don't think we'll be putting ours up this...

    I don't think we'll be putting ours up this year..with a 2 month old puppy running about the house!
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