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Your lower leg should be kept forward – like sitting in an arm chair!
A straight line from your shoulder through your hip to your heel
Where should your foot be placed in the stirrup?
The stirrup should sit under your toes
The stirrup should sit under the ball of your foot
Your foot should be as far through the stirrup as possible for security
In which direction should your toes face?
Forwards, so that your calf muscle lies flat against your pony’s side
Outwards, so that you can use the back of your heel to kick on
Backwards, because it’s more fun to ride facing the wrong way – yeehaaa!
What type of leg aids will get your pony listening?
Constant nagging – he needs to be reminded!
You shouldn’t use leg aids at all!
Fewer, clear, sharp aids to get your point across
What leg aids will slow your pony down?
They won’t – you have to use your reins for this!
Your thigh and knees – squeeze them into the saddle and your pony will slow
Why would I want to slow down? Kick on and GALLOP!
How did you do?
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