Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
Two-Point Makes Me TIRED!
Most of the past two weeks I have been really, really tired. This started when I finally got my whole seat out of the saddle when I went into two-point. First the muscles on the front of my thighs started burning, and I stood it for as long as I could. Ever since I bought my new saddle I have had fewer problems getting up into two-point (I no longer have to hoist myself up) and I have had no problems sinking down on the horse’s back (I often plopped…Continue
Posted on January 21, 2017 at 2:14pm
Increasing My Stability in the Saddle
When I got my new Pegasus Butterfly jumping saddle, I noticed that the saddle leather was more slippery than the leather in my old Stubben and Crosby saddles. My riding teacher, Debbie, started getting after me more about the position of my lower legs. Where before, when I was riding in the Stubben or Crosby saddles, she was pretty much content with the stability of my lower leg, she changed to correcting my lower leg several times each…Continue
Posted on January 7, 2017 at 4:53pm
I am Riding Mia Again!
When I stopped riding Mia three months ago, she was not pleased with the way that my new saddle and pad combination was working on her back. She “muttered” under her breath that she was too old to put up with such shenanigans, that the shifting saddle was just TOO IRRITATING, and that she would appreciate me not riding her until I figured out how to keep the saddle stable. So I worked on figuring out how to stabilize the saddle on Bingo and Cider, and when I…Continue
Posted on December 24, 2016 at 11:52am
Retraining a Less Than Ideal Horse in a Riding School
Winter has arrived here in NC, and due to the cold, or the rain, I’ve been able to ride only twice since my last post, both times on Bingo.
Debbie had to start using Bingo with other riders because she had run out of other horses to mount her students. She actually sort of apologized to me for putting other people up on him while I retrain him but I just shrugged it off, he is a horse at a riding school, of course other…Continue
Posted on December 17, 2016 at 2:22pm
Maybe I Finally Got the Shims Right with Bingo
This week I finally came to the realization that, at least on horses with the croup high &/or sway back conformation, the key to getting my new Pegasus Butterfly saddle working correctly, is to shim my pad correctly. I also established that when I made my stirrup leathers uneven (to reflect that my right leg is shorter than my left leg), my seat stays centered in the saddle without much extra work on my part.
Last Sunday I…Continue
Posted on December 3, 2016 at 1:25pm