My lesson today. This is way I really like my trainer

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  1. RG NIGHT HEIR

    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    Longish video, but you don't have to watch it all the way to the end.
    My horse and myself have learned so much in just 2 month with 1-2 lessons a week for me and Chip being ridden by my trainer 4-5 times a week.

    Sharing because I am proud of my little ex Amish cart horse.
     
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    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    Good job!
     
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    GotaDunQH Senior Member

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    I'm not going to comment on how I would instruct if I was in the middle of the pen, but man....this horse is SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!! And you look great on him!! Good job!
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Cute little guy!!
     
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    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    Thank you, this is the first trainer who is so in tune with the riders issues.
    He changes things up all the time,
    Thank you, I'm just ask excited that I finally have a trainer I like and my horse responds well to his training.
     
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    GotaDunQH Senior Member

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    Best of both worlds.....a trainer that does his job and a horse responding well. I can 't wait to see more updates!
     
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    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    OK, will try to keep up.Thanks
     
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  8. Garfield70

    Garfield70 Senior Member

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    Erm, nope. Not my piece of cake.

    Good riding starts with an effective, correct seat of the rider. No matter what discipline you ride, the first and only important thing you need to learn is using your body effectively. It's not just "relax", it's the correct body tension you need to go with the movement without disturbing the horse but also to use your weight to influence the movement of the horse and the coordination to use legs, weight, hands independent of one another. And for that the instructor has to put you into the correct position. It's not coincidence that the really good riders of totally different disciplines all have very similar characteristics to their seat.

    The instructor says "good good" when your shoulders are stiff, the arms sticking out, the heels up. There is a TON of work to do and you can't do it because that guy is not correcting your problems that are glaringly obvious. That's just - not worth the money!!!!!!!!
     
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    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    Friendly reminder that this is not in the critique section of the board. :)
    If I remember correctly, OP is coming back from an injury. Good is relative! :D
     
  10. Garfield70

    Garfield70 Senior Member

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    Correct position should be asked of a student from the first lesson onward. ALWAYS.

    If you tell a student to "relax" you have to tell the person which parts of the body he or she is supposed to relax more. Because for a good positon you don't want the whole body relaxed like a wet noodle. The instructor needs to tell you what exactly you have to do with what part of your body.
     

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