Critique My Ride, Cinny Under Saddle - Page 3

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Dressage

Critique My Ride, Cinny Under Saddle

This is a discussion on Critique My Ride, Cinny Under Saddle within the Dressage forums, part of the English Riding category

Like Tree147Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-04-2012, 03:00 PM
Originally Posted by tinyliny    
nice video. Great that she gives such good videos out for free.
Yes, she is very interested in helping people as much as she can. I think she is a superb teacher.

If you go to YouTube and plug in Jane Savoie, you will see the list of videos she has shared for help on anything from contact to straightness, leg-yields, shoulder-in, to help with flying changes and piaffe.
Sponsored Links
    08-04-2012, 03:04 PM
Super Moderator
Originally Posted by Weezilla    
Hi again! I must give you huge props for your bravery in posting your vids for strangers to critique. What a true commitment to your chosen sport!
Wow, he is a cutie pie! My first impression is that you have lovely posture, and looong legs! As far as your size, I'm also a woman of substance, and it didnt stop me from showing at Gladstone and Devon.
But maybe your saddle isn't doing you any favors, causing you to sit in a bit of a chair seat, with your legs more forward than what would be most ideal and effective, and causing you to land more heavily in the saddle than what is ideal. ( now you'll say that you're a longtime chairseater, and this is the best you've felt...ok, we can work with that too!) How do you think Cinny goes in this saddle?

Barring needing a new saddle, try to sit more on your seatbones than your buttocks, and at the halt, pull your leg away from your horse's side by grabbing the back of your thighs (hamstring) and pulling out and away, getting your knees to face forwards, thus getting your leg more underneath you. Also, a seat riser might help you sit more balanced, as long as it doesn't mess up the saddle fit.
More later.

Agree with this :) Your leg is a little too far forward (just a little), but enough to put you off balance and not giving you an independant seat and you look squashed into the saddle which might be a bit far forward.

I would also suggest that you need to learn a soft consistent and gentle contact and then your horse will soften into a lovely outline, he looks like he has a very soft mouth and any unsteadiness will result in a reaction in his head. Once you have an independant seat then your hands can be still and you can work on a gentle contact.

I also think such a dusty environment wont be helping him keep his head still.

(...and please don't take offense but please wear a helmet )
    08-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Lovely horse, but what I see is a rider practicing her riding, getting exercise, so to speak. Nothing wrong with that, but if you want your horse to improve, you really can't leave it all to him.

Your horse doesn't look too comfortable. I'd like to see you attempt to get a steadier contact with his mouth, not let him simply toss it around.

Someone posted this link earlier, and I think it's great. Please watch at least the first 3 minutes.

I would also prefer you rode with a helmet.
    08-04-2012, 04:46 PM
Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
I do tend to get a bit cocky when I believe myself and my horse are going better than he actually is.
You and everyone else who rides!
Cinder likes this.
    08-05-2012, 11:22 AM
Green Broke
I have a question, and I don't mean to sound flippant or anything, just asking but...

How does a person keep good contact and quiet hands when their horse isn't steady with their head and/or tosses it etc? If your hands are supposed to move with the horse's head, and that horse moves it's head a LOT, then wouldn't it come to pass that it would appear that the rider didn't have quiet hands?
    08-05-2012, 11:28 AM
Hi. First let me ask,did you watch the vid about contact? The second one I posted?
    08-05-2012, 11:36 AM
Cinny is not steady with his head yet, because he hasn't figured out how to use his neck & shoulders to balance. When he figures that out, with help from your leg & seat, he will come to your hands, don't babysit him, he doesn't need it.
    08-05-2012, 11:46 AM
CW, I want to be sure you saw the second video before going on, since it not only addresses you question, but also your primary issues. Then we can all help answer your Q's.
    08-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Great advice given here, and once again I'd like to give Weezilla a pat on the back.
What I see is too much focus on "head down" and not enough concern for hind end engagement and bend. Those two things must happen before Cinny can even think about where his head should be. It takes time. You need to relax and find your center, and learn how to have independent hand, seat and leg aids.
I do see improvement from videos past; he's not nearly as "angry" looking and has quit grinding as much. He looks a little more relaxed. Have you had a professional saddle fitter out for both yourself and him? I'm not sure that saddle may be the best for either of you.
Posted via Mobile Device
Weezilla likes this.
    08-05-2012, 01:41 PM
Green Broke
I have watched those videos many times before this but thank you for posting them.

I don't concentrate at all on cinnys head,where it is,etc. I am not sure why people keep saying I do, but I never have so far.

I still don't see an answer to my question about do you keep them quiet, still whatever if you allow them to gently follow a horse who is not steady in his head? I gently follow cinny as best I can,yet people tell me my hands need to be quieter. If I held them steady and quiet and he keeps moving his head like that he will keep getting jabbed.... so maybe I just don't understand.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please critique Cinny on the Lunge (video) Cinnys Whinny Horse Riding Critique 5 03-05-2012 10:48 AM
Cinny Before and After Cinnys Whinny Horse Pictures 6 01-02-2012 04:21 PM
Hello in Cinny's dad/Cinny Whinny's husband/financier robohog Meet the Community 20 11-26-2011 06:11 PM
Please Critique Cinny and Me Cinnys Whinny Horse Riding Critique 14 08-07-2011 08:48 PM
New confo pics of Cinny today, please critique him Cinnys Whinny Horse Riding Critique 15 07-28-2011 10:36 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0