FritzeyRIDER

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  1. Heels, heels heels. Ugh. *Problem*

    Ok, I've been riding English for about two years nows. Ever since I started, it was clear this was the disapline I was destined to ride. I've always had nice equitation, never really any comments from trainers or judges to fix anything with my equitation, except for the occasional puppy paws. My heels never came up. All was fine and dandy until one show. I was and an "event" and riding a mare, whom had had some problems in the past no one wanted to ride her for she was the "witchy mare", I bonded with this mare very well, thus started riding her and showing her. At this particular show, I was jumping stadium and at only my third fence something odd happened. The mare did something funky over the fence, I never really discovered what she did over that fence, I don't remember anything about it except the fall. I fell over her shoulder, landing on my head, getting stepped on by this mare on her way out. I suffered a sever head ache for a few days and a broken wrist. I couldn't ride for a few months. I could finally ride again, and it was obvious that I had suffered a bad fall. My equitation was all over the place, I rode hunched over, heels up in case of falling, I wanted out of there quick. Over time, my problems fixed themselves, and my nice equitation was back, or so I thought. Ever since my first couple lessons back, I've noticed my heels coming up more and more. I push them down right when I get on, and they stay like that. For all of five minutes, before we start our real work. I lose my stirrups constintly at the canter and over fences. I have no problem staying on or anything, just staying in my heel. Yet, on the flat, and the walk, trot, and some horses' canter, I'm fine with having my feel up, I find it much easier to leg yeild with it up. But once I realise what I'm doing, I shove it right back down, and it insists on coming right back up. My trainer is constintly telling me to keep my heels down. And she just doens't understand how hard I have to work at this now. I want to know what I can do to fix this. I've gotten over everything else about that fall. I ride anything and everything my trainer throws at me, I do whatever they ask me to do on that horse, and everythings fine. Then I remeber that show, and up come those heels. They don't want to stay down there. And I don't know what to do. I work so hard on it in every lesson that sometimes I get carried away and lose focus on other things. Thus getting in even more trouble. Is there anything I can do, or do I just have to keep shoving them down everytime they come up? I've tried shortening my stirrups, and that just hurts me, and makes it even harder. Help.
  2. Heels, heels heels. Ugh. *Problem*

    I rode today, and was really imprssed with my heels. I've been stretching them like some suggested, and it's going really well.
  3. Heels, heels heels. Ugh. *Problem*

    I rode today, and was really imprssed with my heels. I've been stretching them like some suggested, and it's going really well.
  4. Heels, heels heels. Ugh. *Problem*

    I do have knee problems, like injured knees, from running, and having my heels down puts a lot of stress on them for some reason causeing them to really hurt. I'm thinking this may have something to do with it. I have jointed stirrups already, and becaseu they are jointed it just makes the problem worse, so when my new saddle gets here, I'm not using the jointed stirrups any more, they just make it harder for me cause they move with my foot when it goes up. Thanks guys, your advice has helped tremendously. These past two weeks I've been riding everyday and my heels are getting so much better.
  5. Heels, heels heels. Ugh. *Problem*

    I do have knee problems, like injured knees, from running, and having my heels down puts a lot of stress on them for some reason causeing them to really hurt. I'm thinking this may have something to do with it. I have jointed stirrups already, and becaseu they are jointed it just makes the problem worse, so when my new saddle gets here, I'm not using the jointed stirrups any more, they just make it harder for me cause they move with my foot when it goes up. Thanks guys, your advice has helped tremendously. These past two weeks I've been riding everyday and my heels are getting so much better.
  6. Heels, heels heels. Ugh. *Problem*

    Ok, I've been riding English for about two years nows. Ever since I started, it was clear this was the disapline I was destined to ride. I've always had nice equitation, never really any comments from trainers or judges to fix anything with my equitation, except for the occasional puppy paws. My heels never came up. All was fine and dandy until one show. I was and an "event" and riding a mare, whom had had some problems in the past no one wanted to ride her for she was the "witchy mare", I bonded with this mare very well, thus started riding her and showing her. At this particular show, I was jumping stadium and at only my third fence something odd happened. The mare did something funky over the fence, I never really discovered what she did over that fence, I don't remember anything about it except the fall. I fell over her shoulder, landing on my head, getting stepped on by this mare on her way out. I suffered a sever head ache for a few days and a broken wrist. I couldn't ride for a few months. I could finally ride again, and it was obvious that I had suffered a bad fall. My equitation was all over the place, I rode hunched over, heels up in case of falling, I wanted out of there quick. Over time, my problems fixed themselves, and my nice equitation was back, or so I thought. Ever since my first couple lessons back, I've noticed my heels coming up more and more. I push them down right when I get on, and they stay like that. For all of five minutes, before we start our real work. I lose my stirrups constintly at the canter and over fences. I have no problem staying on or anything, just staying in my heel. Yet, on the flat, and the walk, trot, and some horses' canter, I'm fine with having my feel up, I find it much easier to leg yeild with it up. But once I realise what I'm doing, I shove it right back down, and it insists on coming right back up. My trainer is constintly telling me to keep my heels down. And she just doens't understand how hard I have to work at this now. I want to know what I can do to fix this. I've gotten over everything else about that fall. I ride anything and everything my trainer throws at me, I do whatever they ask me to do on that horse, and everythings fine. Then I remeber that show, and up come those heels. They don't want to stay down there. And I don't know what to do. I work so hard on it in every lesson that sometimes I get carried away and lose focus on other things. Thus getting in even more trouble. Is there anything I can do, or do I just have to keep shoving them down everytime they come up? I've tried shortening my stirrups, and that just hurts me, and makes it even harder. Help.
  7. You nkow that one person wa talking about virus'? That's probably why your computer is being slow and freezing, run a virus check on it.
  8. You nkow that one person wa talking about virus'? That's probably why your computer is being slow and freezing, run a virus check on it.
  9. Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner....

    I love how you guys can be so critical over animated films.
  10. Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner....

    I love how you guys can be so critical over animated films.
  11. Want to be Critiqued?

    quote: Originally posted by aeris: quote:Originally posted by been*there*jumped*that: Just wondering, but was this taken in Syarcuse New York...at like....ergh...the War Memorial place or something.....I know there's a show arena there. It's where they help the Syracuse Invitational. Yup it was. Lol, I forgot to add the pick but you knew what I was talking about. That's cool. I like that place.
  12. Want to be Critiqued?

    quote: Originally posted by aeris: quote:Originally posted by been*there*jumped*that: Just wondering, but was this taken in Syarcuse New York...at like....ergh...the War Memorial place or something.....I know there's a show arena there. It's where they help the Syracuse Invitational. Yup it was. Lol, I forgot to add the pick but you knew what I was talking about. That's cool. I like that place.
  13. Want to be Critiqued?

    Just wondering, but was this taken in Syarcuse New York...at like....ergh...the War Memorial place or something.....I know there's a show arena there. It's where they help the Syracuse Invitational.
  14. Want to be Critiqued?

    Just wondering, but was this taken in Syarcuse New York...at like....ergh...the War Memorial place or something.....I know there's a show arena there. It's where they help the Syracuse Invitational.
  15. Where do you ride?

    I ride at Stoney Brook Farm in Newfield, NY. Its got about30-35 horses(we're getting several new boarders since the new year) and have two barns. In all theres about 30 used stalls, but in the upper barn there still some getting finished. There are cross ties in each barn along with tack room shaving storage feed storage and places for bucket/weelbarrows/etc. There are about 8 lessons horses/ponies. Along with several young ones getting trained that will eventually be used for lessons. Theres 5 pastures that are VERY large and spacious. An outdoor ring and an indoor ring. It's run by a very nice lady at her home. She's like our best friend while we're there. We ride then go and hang in the house. We're like a family. I love it. It's great.
  16. Where do you ride?

    I ride at Stoney Brook Farm in Newfield, NY. Its got about30-35 horses(we're getting several new boarders since the new year) and have two barns. In all theres about 30 used stalls, but in the upper barn there still some getting finished. There are cross ties in each barn along with tack room shaving storage feed storage and places for bucket/weelbarrows/etc. There are about 8 lessons horses/ponies. Along with several young ones getting trained that will eventually be used for lessons. Theres 5 pastures that are VERY large and spacious. An outdoor ring and an indoor ring. It's run by a very nice lady at her home. She's like our best friend while we're there. We ride then go and hang in the house. We're like a family. I love it. It's great.