have been googling 'the collapsed hip' and I think that's it, my weight drops almost entirely into my right heel - it's only since riding another horse more often that I've discovered I am the reason the pony's saddle slides slowly down his right side since I do the same thing to something similarly fat shaped. In fact the only one I don't actually slide off after half an hour or so is my own high-withered one.
am pretty sure I never used to ride like this, so why has it happened and what can I do about it? am a freak
Oh last time he did a bit of a stag leap shy and she went on for weeks about her 'whiplash'. And apparently he's too wide because she ached a bit after her first ride in about a year (I had to silently count to ten at this point).
Should add that the reason I didn't get it was because sis hasn't got anything to ride atm, not because I didn't think the book looked any good! She doesn't seem to want to ride dhorse for some reason....
Try lots of stirrupless schooling. You wont be able to work the saddle to one side so easily without stirrups and youll have to work to level out or you will slide off! Pretty much everyone has a favoured hip, its normal. You just need to fix the tilt in your seat. And try not to lean to far, youll just confuse the horse with wonky aids. Its more important to stay straight and try and correct the dodgy leg rather than keeping the wonk and balancing to correct the rest.
nah it's me, because am doing it on everything I ride (except the one with high withers, or I do but it's not so noticeable because his back isn't flat?) and nobody else who rides the pony has this problem - which I wish I'd known before I complained about the saddle (completely brand NEW, properly and expensively fitted) gah
No no Pixel thats not how you do it! you listen out for the ice cream van chimes, then drive further up the road, stop and wait. Saves running at all then! Or, failing that make a child do the running!
Ooh you need a lesson on one of those mechanical horse things that's all computerised and tells you if you are sitting up straight or not. I'm dying to have a go, I've seen them at a couple of shows this summer but didn't quite have the nerve with all the people there.
I always knew running was bad for you, which is why I never do it except in extreme circumstances such as chasing an icecream van.
she will be even nicer than a foal I'm sure (do you ever dream that you are having different baby animals? had that so often when I was pregnant!)
but still don't know why I am riding like a strange lop-sided weirdo, whether I will just magically stop it or if there is something I could/should do - is not a great position for full days of hunting is it