outdoorlady

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  1. Reiners Please come help me!!!!!!

    I own a custom made Mitch Harrison Reining saddle. The stirrups are designed to sit farther forward, specifically for reining. I love my saddle, but it does give me fits since I don't rein competitively anymore. This does make it harder to keep legs directly under me. I recently rode an Allan Ranch cowhorse/cutter combo and my legs stayed directly under me at all times. It was a better fit for my horse so I am looking to buy one now.
  2. Reiners Please come help me!!!!!!

    I own a custom made Mitch Harrison Reining saddle. The stirrups are designed to sit farther forward, specifically for reining. I love my saddle, but it does give me fits since I don't rein competitively anymore. This does make it harder to keep legs directly under me. I recently rode an Allan Ranch cowhorse/cutter combo and my legs stayed directly under me at all times. It was a better fit for my horse so I am looking to buy one now.
  3. Kicking the Horse

    Inky, nice quote from NM. Thanks for sharing it.
  4. Kicking the Horse

    quote: quote: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally posted by outdoorlady: Nick, that's about the best thing I've read on this forum. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- that's a remarkably snotty thing to say So sad that a compliment to Nick for giving me a great reminder about how to be soft is construed as an attack on someone else. IMO his short but simple line is the best comment I have read from all topics I've visited on the HorseCityforum/all topics. Someone actually IM'd me and said to ignore L's remark. I was clueless as to what they referring to. Had to search a while to figure out where I'd been to have someone say that. IMO folks who feel threatened so easily, especially when something doesn't involve them, live in a world of it's all about me. Now that, was remarkably snotty...but hopefully educational.
  5. Kicking the Horse

    Nick, that's about the best thing I've read on this forum.
  6. ya'll like cowboy dressage

    Cowboy dressage - hmmm... so that's what we have been doing. Infact as of yesterday my 9 yr. old QH is mastering the basics for a beautiful Levade. We had been attempting to learn how to jump a set of barrels with only the front feet and then go sideways to the left or right off the barrels. Well, she did it. I think the part that amazed me was she did it at liberty. She simply elevated her front end as she squatted deeply in her hindquarters, picked both front feet up at the same time, paused and then dropped them on the other side of the barrels. She already knew how to go sideways over the barrels. Now that I know she understands the mechanics, I will begin asking her to do the same with no target. Let you know how it turns out in a month or two.
  7. To ride or not to ride Bareback?

    I own a t-shirt that says "I ride naked." No saddle, no pad, no bridle either... but that's another topic. I have ridden bareback for years on every horse I have ever owned. I DO NOT RIDE on seat bones, OUCH for me and my horse. I ride on my balance point with my horse, not against her, therefore no bounce. If an inexperienced rider, or one who rides on seat bones, wants to improve riding bareback, by all means use a pad until you develop balance,rhythm and fluidity. Just make sure the pad you use is made in a manner that prevents slipping and has no stirrups of any kind.
  8. To ride or not to ride Bareback?

    I own a t-shirt that says "I ride naked." No saddle, no pad, no bridle either... but that's another topic. I have ridden bareback for years on every horse I have ever owned. I DO NOT RIDE on seat bones, OUCH for me and my horse. I ride on my balance point with my horse, not against her, therefore no bounce. If an inexperienced rider, or one who rides on seat bones, wants to improve riding bareback, by all means use a pad until you develop balance,rhythm and fluidity. Just make sure the pad you use is made in a manner that prevents slipping and has no stirrups of any kind.