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  • Dianne Karp
    Meant for the list, sorry! S ... From: Dianne Karp Date: Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM Subject: Re: [WestKingdomEQ] Questions To:
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      Meant for the list, sorry!


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      From: Dianne Karp <diannekarp@...>
      Date: Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM
      Subject: Re: [WestKingdomEQ] Questions
      To: byzduchess@...

      Know your limits and listen to them while working to push beyond them

      In other words: There is no honor in trying to ride faster/harder/longer/crazier than you - or your horse - are ready for.  But, when you find something that is currently beyond you, use it as a new goal to work towards.


      On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM, Ducessa Aurora Komnene <byzduchess@...> wrote:

      Not necessarily things I wish I had been told; but things I think are good to tell new riders (these are all riding adages for a good reason):


      “Heels down, toes up”

      “Quiet Mind, Quiet Horse”

      Don’t ride with one hand gripping your cantle (not necessarily “gripping” as in hanging on.  It’s a bad habit some new riders will want to get into, more of a “There’s a shelf back there and I feel like putting my hand on it” kind of a thing).


      And the list could be huge, but so much of it is situational; I could go into a long list of trail etiquette, arena etiquette, etc.  However all those things are things that a trainer should be covering with you as you walk through each phase, from opening the gate with halter & lead rope in hand to catch your horse for your first lesson.


      I think the first two I listed are probably the most important as everything else is built from there.

      -          A



      From: WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Aine
      Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 8:06 PM
      To: WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [WestKingdomEQ] Questions



      Greetings all,

      Forgive me for being so quiet these past few months, school has taken my focus. However, as I'm heading into finals and therefore almost done, I wanted to start a bit of dialogue here, and see what people have to say.
      So, my first question to all of you is this:

      What do you wish someone had told you when you first started riding?

      *I* wish someone had told me that learning on one horse doesn't always translate to the next one! Oh well, live and learn!

      Looking forward to your answers,


      Siobhan ni Seaghdha, OP
      Dianne Karp

      Siobhan ni Seaghdha, OP
      Dianne Karp

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