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[RC] Crooked riding - rides2far

I need some suggestions for helping my daughter ride better.   I
even sweat pattern EXCEPT> round dry spot on the left wither.  Looks
to me like she's putting > more 
weight on the right foot than the left.  

Can't say I can cure it, but since I have the same problem as your
daughter maybe I can give you some things to think on. The "Centered
Riding" books talk about making a "C" with your body. That's when one
side wants to bend into the shape of a "C". Sounds to me like your
daughter may be doing that on the left...so she tiptoes with her left
foot making it look higher...but if she's like me I'm guessing she puts
more weight in it since my left foot is the only one that ever has pain. 
The exercise they show is to lift your left arm straight up opening up
that side, drop that left hip and heel. That won't feel straight to me,
but if I feel for my seatbones contacting the saddle I can tell if
they're contacting with the same amount of pressure.  It sometimes helps
for me to hold my reins in both hands instead of one. If she can be
conscious of that left side closing up on her and lower that hip it may
help. If anyone else has any advice for *me* in this area I welcome it!

Angie

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