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  1. #21
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    I am blessed with naturally good balance and boldness and an athletic horse. But I never had very good formal riding lessons in my background. I feel what I am weak on is striding to fences. On the one hand, you let your event horse figure it out. But on the other hand (in addition to having 5 fingers) it probably makes sense to know how to influence the girl's stride. I am a long row to hoe!!!!! At least I have an excellent trainer. Hope the girl and I figure it all out.



  2. #22
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    This list could go on for pages, but some of the big ones:
    1) I don't even have the excuse of *ever* doing the hunters for the tendency to tip the shoulder and pinch with the knee
    2) My eye totally sucks, luckily I've had horses that can really see distances
    3) I look down on landing (have gotten better about keeping the eyes up through takeoff)
    4) I have a horrible time keeping my seat centered when doing lateral work
    5) I have been working like crazy to keep my elbows bent and am told it is getting better, but it definitely is not natural or automatic yet
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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