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How to Stop Gripping When You Ride

Do you grip when you ride? Perhaps you’ve been told to hang on with your legs for security or to keep a “tight leg” to get your horse going. 

Or maybe you’ve been told not to hold on with your legs but you aren’t sure how to stop gripping or how to stay on without gripping!

In this video, I will explain the three most common places that riders grip, why gripping with any part of your leg is bad for your riding, and then share two exercises to help you stop gripping and ride with better balance. 

Hit play to watch the video below. 

If you watched this video and are wondering… how do I keep my horse going without a tight leg?… watch this video on Riding a “Lazy” Horse. 

See you in the comments! 

Callie

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