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    Hi Stacey, I ride in an Ansur treeless. Not...

    Hi Stacey,
    I ride in an Ansur treeless. Not because I am a treeless fanatic - just have more horses then money for well fitting quality regular saddles :)

    I use this saddle on a huge variety of...
  2. Hi there, thank you for sharing your story with...

    Hi there,
    thank you for sharing your story with us!
    I had a very similar experience - never feeling my seatbones at all, and therefore not knowing what I was supposed to be feeling... and the...
  3. Great post! While I am still (and hopefully...

    Great post! While I am still (and hopefully always) a student of this, and please correct any inaccuracies, I will share some tips.

    When trying to explain this to folks not familiar with it - it...
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    Hi, so this isn't an easy fix by any stretch of...

    Hi,
    so this isn't an easy fix by any stretch of the imagination :)
    I absolutely agree with other's posts - that there are other factors involved here - not just your hands! Your position on the...
  5. Hi, this is not an easy thing to answer online!...

    Hi, this is not an easy thing to answer online! :) but I will give it a try.
    So first step: awareness of "what is happening right now".
    This needs to be absolutely without judgment, without...
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    I think "Mozart" is very right and presents a...

    I think "Mozart" is very right and presents a reasonable, wise voice to consider! - I guess our crystal ball has turned out to have more then one side, huh :)
    But know that our thoughts are with...
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    Hi, maybe you can just give him some ideas of...

    Hi,
    maybe you can just give him some ideas of what the different disciplines are - the purpose of each - and then let him make up his own mind? yes - even 20-something males can think for themselves...
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    well, can't give you the crystal ball - but the...

    well, can't give you the crystal ball - but the next best thing may be to work with your imagination...

    just imagine what it would be like if you did buy this horse.... right down to the possible...
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    Hi, what a story! I am amazed at your courage...

    Hi,
    what a story! I am amazed at your courage and good spirits - it's great to know you are out there doing what you love to do!
    I absolutely agree with the reply you got - if this horse is as he...
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    Thank you guys for sharing. We sure do earn our...

    Thank you guys for sharing. We sure do earn our rides, don't we? I mean work, home, finances and other c**p that we just refuse to take over our priorities...
    The things you reveal touch my heart -...
  11. There are a few different schools of thought on...

    There are a few different schools of thought on this - jumping vs flat work etc.
    For flat work, I recommend carrying the weight in your seat/thighs - very little (like a few ounces) in the stirrups....
  12. I am so very relived at the posts saying: "look...

    I am so very relived at the posts saying: "look for a real solution - stopping horse slaughter is not it!" - thanks for your common sense, folks.
    Anyone still campaigning to stop this HUMANE...
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    What do we want in our riding?

    Riders - will you list the things that are most important to you? Like "harmony, control, safety, being able to sit the trot, collect the horse, ride piaffe, happy horse" etc. - Maybe limit to about...
  14. wow, 1-2lb pressure is light???? I would say what...

    wow, 1-2lb pressure is light???? I would say what you describe sounded really nice - until you mention the actual weight in your reins... The books say "weight of the reins" as proper contact - weigh...
  15. [QUOTE=HollysHobbies;5997199] I have a very...

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    I have a very quiet seat that does not bounce and draping/non gripping leg, but am still holding some tension somewhere--instructor is saying I still look too light in...
  16. Hi there, I actually do whole longe line clinics...

    Hi there,
    I actually do whole longe line clinics - it is by far the best way to learn! So good for you to arrange this opportunity for yourself to improve.

    I think the biggest thing to do is to :...
  17. Hi Staceyk, So feel first: there are a couple of...

    Hi Staceyk,
    So feel first: there are a couple of ways to do this-
    a) walk beside the horse and put your hands on his back where your seatbones would go - feel the movement of the back exactly where...
  18. Hi, oh my, it does sound like a vicious circle,...

    Hi,
    oh my, it does sound like a vicious circle, doesn't it?

    there are a couple of things that stood out to me in your post: the bending through the ribcage part - horse's spine has very little...
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    ok, here's as simple as I can do: become clear on...

    ok, here's as simple as I can do: become clear on your aids/position for a transition into (and riding) left lead - what does your body do - especially at the level of your pelvis?
    do the same for...
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    Hi, here's my answer, for what it's worth :)......

    Hi, here's my answer, for what it's worth :)...
    I think I would say yes - lead change is a lead change - kind of like trot is a trot... it really depends on how "deep" you want to go....
    And you...
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    Yup: "balanced, straight, and through" maybe add...

    Yup: "balanced, straight, and through" maybe add "happy, willing and confident" too - pretty close to the complete "recipe of a made horse" :)

    Zuzana
    www.ridebetter.ca
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    Hi there, I dare to disagree with saying the...

    Hi there,
    I dare to disagree with saying the horse has to be trained to respond.... not true if you are using aids rather then cues, that is!
    Flying change is a natural movement for the horse. Not...
  23. Hi Looking for inspiration? Check out the old...

    Hi
    Looking for inspiration? Check out the old pictures of the masters - notice what they are riding!
    Not very fancy at all - it's the riding that matters, not the horse!
    more recently - JC...
  24. hi Amy, here's a quick tip that works! when your...

    hi Amy,
    here's a quick tip that works! when your instructor gives you an explanation, take a moment and think of "How would I teach this to someone???" - explain (even just to yourself) in your own...
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