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by musical comedy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue

KathyP, I just read something you wrote on another thread: I personally did NOT go to extreme measures with my 28 year old horse (who was my soulmate, BTW,) because those measures would not have really helped. He was Cushings but Pergolide would only have prevented symptoms (like long hair coat) and...
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

But, what I need to ask, and I will NOT ask my vet, is : IF you were me, and you were very petite, WOULD you consider riding your horse at a walk for this rehab??? Yes, I would. People that could/would handwalk that long and that frequently are few and far between. Even with paying someone to do it...
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Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

If you think he is sore, do not ride him. There is nothing wrong with retirement pasture sound, in my opinion. I do have a problem with not rehabbing a horse just because he is not going to be ridden anymore, and i have a huge problem with horses being retired in pain . I do not suppose i was clear...
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

I don't believe riding or exercise is best for all types of lameness. Each case is different, so what worked for one horse is not necessarily what would work for all. If there is an arthritis in a joint like hocks, where with movement the horse limbers up, then I can see where exercise is ok. Person...
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

From that first link that khall posted... Clydesdale 0/48 0% That may explain why my horse does not have PSSM1. He is 1/4 Clyde, 3/4 TB. Also from that link... Percheron 93/149 62% I will be avoiding Perch crosses based on this. It is autosomal dominant. I A sample of 48 isn't much to go on. From w...
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

For my next horse, I am willing to pay more for barefoot and will not buy a clubfooted horse again. Generally you will find that the really nice horses with good training are wearing shoes. Just my observation from checking out sales horses for the last year window shopping. I wouldn't want a club ...
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: For those who got their own indoor arena...
Replies: 39
Views: 868

Re: For those who got their own indoor arena...

Some of my comments. 1) I think you are probably stuck at your current place through this Winter unless you are willing to carry two mortages. Do you have a buyer for your current place? Do you think it will sell quick? Some places stay on the market for a year or more. 2) The only way to make money...
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trotting, or not
Replies: 19
Views: 522

Re: Trotting, or not

Last 3 rides Miss A. has decided that she can stop after 4 or 5 strides of trotting. Her saddle fit is fine, her teeth are fine, she's not off, her back is fine. Last night after this shenanigans I had Brad ride her and no problem trotting. I get on her and nope. She may be having a come to Jesus l...
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Horses for sale
Topic: 2017 Florestan x Rousseau x Alabaster x Pik Bube Updated 12/9
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: 2017 Florestan x Rousseau x Alabaster x Pik Bube

What a beauty! I wish I were young and could buy a baby or two.
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Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining
Replies: 71
Views: 2292

Re: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining

What don't you get the joint blocked to see if it is ringbone? If it is, why don't you inject the joint with steroids?
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Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?
Replies: 29
Views: 912

Re: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?

I never think I am good enough... and I sure don't need people pointing out my flaws to see them, glaringly, myself! Me too. I'm extremely hard on myself. I've been hard on others with my comments, but not nearly as hard as I am on myself. I make the mistake of thinking that people want to hear wha...
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Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Private Messages says "-1"
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Private Messages says "-1"

What does this mean?
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?
Replies: 72
Views: 3520

Re: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?

In my thinking, buying a horse without the money for training and vet care is ridiculous . Both are part of the package. I stand by what I said. MC - you can backpedal and sugarcoat all you want. You essentially said people shouldn't buy a horse if they don't have the money for training. Period. Ok...
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?
Replies: 72
Views: 3520

Re: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?

Well who says a horse trail ridden every weekend is not happier than a dressage horse in a regular lesson program? Nobody said that either. I actually think a trail horse or pleasure horse lives a better life than a show horse, assuming that he is ridden decently and wearing proper tack and not thr...
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Re: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.

I called, the clinic hostess, MC and I may have to take you up on board. I gave not confirmed but my only reservation is at 250 a ride, I've seen video of clinics where he spends more time talking to the audience and not so much time teaching My only Oh good! It will be great to meet you. Did she l...
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 16543

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Rosie, you are making huge improvements, the last trot pic is quite good! I must say, I am jealous of your long legs lol! I would see what raising your hands slightly does to help you keep your shoulders back and down - remember to ride up to your hands. She has a straight line from bit to elbow. R...
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Re: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.

MC, will you participate, too? It is a great offer :-D. And again, a great auditing opportunity if you are in the area. I thought about it and would love to. But.... First off, my horse and I are not strong enough for a full clinic. I don't know if you read the sr. forum, but I and my horse were ou...
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.

Hey guys, one of his previously scheduled clinics was canceled and a lady here in NJ took the date. It is in Lambertville, NJ at a new facility with indoor/outdoor and great footing. I am only about 2-3 miles from there, and can give someone a free overnight stall if they wanted to attend. Chisamba?...
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?
Replies: 72
Views: 3520

Re: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?

Ernst Hermann is In Idaho. Is he anywhere near you Moutaineer? Maybe he is not considered good anymore; dunno.
by musical comedy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Exercise >> Previcox
Replies: 49
Views: 2449

Re: Exercise >> Previcox

westisbest wrote:[ but his big stallion neck is much easier to bend, flex etc. Overall he seems a lot friskier lol. I will do the bloodwork tho in the next spring. Good info.
Interesting. Maybe I show do a trial on my horse. That big stallion neck IS an issue; the opposite of a rubbery neck.
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Exercise >> Previcox
Replies: 49
Views: 2449

Re: Exercise >> Previcox

I think a DVM offering body work is embarrassing. I don't know if embarrassing is a word I'd choose, but I'll just say that the vets I know that do acupuncture/chiro, etc. are usually not what I consider the best vets for diagnosing sport horse problems. I think it's a lot easier job for them and p...
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Exercise >> Previcox
Replies: 49
Views: 2449

Re: Exercise >> Previcox

It is sort of ironic that there is another thread on why people don't use trainers more, but objection to relying on a professional for this. I don't have an objection to using whatever one feels like spending their money on. If they think it helps, do it. Unfortunately, I see a lot of these people...
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Exercise >> Previcox
Replies: 49
Views: 2449

Re: Exercise >> Previcox

I wonder who among his clients wold bet big money as to whether he massaged their horse or not without knowing ahead of time and just riding the horse? Would you? I did not notice a bit of difference. I think he did my guy maybe 3 times. That said, I did watch him the whole time, and he worked his ...
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Exercise >> Previcox
Replies: 49
Views: 2449

Re: Exercise >> Previcox

Here's a short video clip of Sal doing a massage. He now only does the very BNT barns. At the time he did my horse, I was at a BNT barn. Now, a regular person couldn't get him. You can see how big/strong he is, and how much pressure he was putting on that mare. This is a hard job requiring some musc...
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?
Replies: 72
Views: 3520

Re: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?

Unfortunately, I don't think this view is universal. Clearly, as I see numerous times over on the COTH forum. People buying inexpensive (problem) horses because that is all they can afford and then later coming back whining for help about how to fix the problems. All the time saying they can't affo...
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 16543

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

MC - they are right though. I am letting at least 30-40% of the available connection and power out the door by not using my torso correctly. That second photo in your list is pretty faultless imo. Well pfft, I'd better just hang up my spurs then because if I got pics of myself looking like that I'd...
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 16543

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

You guys are tough. I don't see a thing wrong with Rosie's position. You're picking the fly poop out of the pepper.
by musical comedy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?
Replies: 72
Views: 3520

Re: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?

I can imagine that for many if not most people the primary factors would be financial, and location. Lessons with a reputable trainer are not cheap. And for many, access to someone who can actually help them may not be possible. In my thinking, buying a horse without the money for training and vet ...
by musical comedy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?
Replies: 72
Views: 3520

Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?

Subject is self explanatory. Reading Piedmont's thread about JJ Tate riding several horses in the CDK clinic brought this to mind. Even the best riders work with clinicians. Even Olympians have a trainer or someone knowledgable looking at them frequently. Why then, do people that are much less accom...
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Notes from Charles de Kunffy Clinic: Training Principles
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Notes from Charles de Kunffy Clinic: Training Principles

Thank you Piedmont. You always to a stellar job with the notes.
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Initial notes from Charles de Kunffy clinic- The Rider's Seat
Replies: 15
Views: 1020

Re: Initial notes from Charles de Kunffy clinic- The Rider's Seat

I take it the clinic was focused on equitation and not on the training of the horse?
by musical comedy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Exercise >> Previcox
Replies: 49
Views: 2449

Re: Exercise >> Previcox

Oh poor Annabelle! Hey, I know when I fall, I can be sore for weeks. Why would a horse be any different. Tsavo, any chance your boy took a fall or went running around? Here's one link to a study they did on Pentosan at the Colorado Research Center. Dr. Wayne McIllwraith is involved in most of these ...
by musical comedy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Exercise >> Previcox
Replies: 49
Views: 2449

Re: Exercise >> Previcox

I suspect it depends on what causes the stiffness. If it is joints, then the Previcox works wonders, but old stiff muscles need motion to get elastic again. I would agree with this. Especially this is true with my horse's stiffness. He is such a big muscled guy. I spent some time investigating the ...
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Exercise >> Previcox
Replies: 49
Views: 2449

Re: Exercise >> Previcox

It's the rare occasion I ever used bute, but when I did I never noticed any kind of significant change. Does your horse get turn out during the week you were away? I'm one that thinks horses need to move every day, and I don't mean just standing in a field. Most horses on 24/7 turnout don't really m...
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Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Wondering about buying another pony....
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Wondering about buying another pony....

I have an appt to visit tomorrow but wondered if I have to ask that they do not work/ride the pony before I visit. I would like to feel his ride without someone previously working him if that makes sense. Has anyone made such a request? I was told that sometimes these sale barns will do that. I did...
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Wondering about buying another pony....
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Wondering about buying another pony....

This pony is almost under my nose so I don't see the harm in checking him out. I was just talking to my farrier about it - asking him if he thought I was insane. He said if it's what you like to do - why not. Live life. This is great because you can really check out his history. Probably you can fi...
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Force Plate studies (p/p/collection)
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Force Plate studies (p/p/collection)

What do you think the purpose is for shifting the weight back? Do you think it is just a parlor trick to do just for the sake of doing it? For some it is just a parlor trick. I mean, for some getting a horse to piaffe is a goal, not whether it can do anything else well. I won't get into any discuss...
by musical comedy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Wondering about buying another pony....
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Wondering about buying another pony....

I'm probably going through mental-pause again. I started out watching the videos for the riders as I like watching the riding. Also, to observe ones that I did not care for to learn what would I do in that situation. Then I got diverted when I would see an advertisement that appealed to me. . I don...
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 16543

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Yes, I've been told its ok to jump up to 1 metre in a dressage saddle and only then it's really for the rider. I'm curious as to who is the authority that decides whether a dressage saddle makes a horse uncomfortable jumping? I mean..have there been studies on this. Anyway, Bliss is over-jumping an...
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Wondering about buying another pony....
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Wondering about buying another pony....

Josette, if it's not too personal, what happened with your urinary issues. You can PM if you want or just ignore. I am still having urinary problems. I won't bore the board with the details. I have also noticed that the good horses sell quickly. One has to act very fast. I've noticed that when the F...
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Wondering about buying another pony....
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Wondering about buying another pony....

Being that I'm in a similar situation, but much older, I'm not the best to advise. I'm a glass half empty person, but most here know that. Ok...I'm going to ramble, so bear with it. Everytime I bought a horse (and there have been several), I wanted to buy a horse. For me personally, that is why I ha...
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: new horses updates and intros
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: new horses updates and intros

In order to see the links, click on the quote function of her post as if you were going to reply. Better yet, read her post on the "tell us about you" thread at the top of this forum.
by musical comedy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: new horses updates and intros
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: new horses updates and intros

Linden, the forum image function doesn't work with instagram. It had to be a jpeg I think.
I saw them on instagram. Nice.
Didn't you buy more than one? Gee, it seems like such a long time ago that you told us about them and she just arrived.
by musical comedy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 16543

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Rosie, he is a SUPER jumper!!! Wow, up, tight, even knees and a bascule over the back. My goodness, maybe you are in the wrong discipline. :D I had no idea you jumped. Now I will agree that jumping is fun, when you have the right horse. OMG...just looked again and you are in a dressage saddle to boo...
by musical comedy
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 16543

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Wow this thread exploded. We spent a week camping in New Hampshire, but now I'm back at it. I think this video shows some progress over the last one I posted... I know it's not perfect but I think the connection has improved somewhat, the SI looks a bit more steady, and the transitions are a bit be...
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Force Plate studies (p/p/collection)
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Force Plate studies (p/p/collection)

I've been watching a lot of dressage from Aachen the last few days, and there are not many good piaffes in my limited understanding/opinion. A lot look like they are passaging in place, or that people don't seem to think that a good piaffe is necessary for GP anymore? I get it that some horses are ...
by musical comedy
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Gimmicks", "Techniques" and "Secrets of Riding" That Have Changed Your life!
Replies: 75
Views: 3206

Re: "Gimmicks", "Techniques" and "Secrets of Riding" That Have Changed Your life!

I rode in a 3 day cdk clinic way back in the early 90's when I was eventing. Then, I was not dressage educated at all. He had most of us leaning way back so as to get on our seat bones. Unfortunately, he didn't pay attention or mention that the upper body is not supposed to stay like that. As I wrot...
by musical comedy
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Force Plate studies (p/p/collection)
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Force Plate studies (p/p/collection)

Galopp, that record is so broken.
by musical comedy
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Force Plate studies (p/p/collection)
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Force Plate studies (p/p/collection)

In any case, I am one who thinks that in the piaffe/passage, Gal's horse is not really taking weight behind, as evidenced by the bouncing croup. I won't say that he's on the forehand, but he's also not, in those movements, collected in such a way that he can levade. I would agree. However. this sub...
by musical comedy
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Gimmicks", "Techniques" and "Secrets of Riding" That Have Changed Your life!
Replies: 75
Views: 3206

Re: "Gimmicks", "Techniques" and "Secrets of Riding" That Have Changed Your life!

Wanless' bearing down changed my riding. To me it is about positive muscle tension. I was riding with too much give in the body. To me it's about being responsible for my own body weight at all times. Because I have "fluffy" thighs I really have to keep more tone there. It helped me too. ...

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