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        10-18-2009, 08:44 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    I never said I didnt want criticism.

    What do you mean by: The one leg is tracking far under the body; the other leg is trailing FAR behind--which means the hips are turned out.

    Which picture??

    Yes I do have a lot to learn about dressage.. I never said I knew a lot or anything. I don't!
         
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        10-18-2009, 08:52 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    Im not critisizing here, just trying to help :)
    Don't post pics of your 'carefree' rides, or don't have them, everytime you ride pay attentiong to your position and soon it will come naturally and then every ride wil be a 'carefree' ride, then you wont ever have to pay attention to your whole position, sure maybe a few things, but not stuff like if you head is down and a hundred other things.
    Also, if your asking if your horse will do well in dressage don't post pics of your 'carefree' rides, you can't expect people to judge your horse when he's not at his best just because you don't do your best. Taking a picture of her trotting/cantering free in the feild would be better, you may not realize it but when you get on your horses back and don't try to stay balanced and in the right place you are actually making your horse look and move worse then on his own. :)
         
        10-18-2009, 09:06 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
    I definitely should not have posted this picture. Bad idea...

    I do enjoy my carefree rides, its nice to have relaxing rides. Im very capable of watching myself when I ride correctly. It just takes more.

    Chance did her BEST extended trot when I was relaxed and not caring ;)

    Thank you :) Ill keep what you said in mind though! It does have some truth to it :)
         
        10-18-2009, 09:13 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    There is nothing wrong with carefree rides or just relaxed rides. Not only do people enjoy it, but the horses enjoy it also! Riding position is nothing more than making yourself look "pretty" on a horse, and really does nothing for balance or how the horse moves (unless maybe you are trying to do the high level moves like piaffes, etc). When riding bareback for example, you aren't going to have "pretty equitation" then, and it's more important to first off, stay on, and not hurt the horse's back in any way by bouncing while trotting.

    HorsesAreForever, Chance is a beautiful little mare, and I think she'd excel in any discipline that you chose for her.

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    you may not realize it but when you get on your horses back and don't try to stay balanced and in the right place you are actually making your horse look and move worse then on his own. :)
    Excuse this if you find this rude, but who in their right mind would get on a horse and NOT try to stay balanced. Even a kid who is learning to ride tries to stay balanced. The rider looks perfectly balanced to me...and no being in the "right place" has nothing to do with how the horse moves or looks (unless you are on their loin or way too far forward).

    Silly dressage people ;) and my friends always wonder why I ride western (forgive me if that's rude, I just find that alot of dressage riders, not all mind you) are too concerned about their "equitation" and how they look in the saddle than alot of other stuff.
         
        10-18-2009, 09:18 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    YAY! Someone who knows! The horse doesnt care unless your like bouncing around or falling off the side xD

    English riders in general are to picky about that.. sadly Im put into that catagory even though I do none of it. I care to an extent
         
        10-18-2009, 09:21 PM
      #26
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by SavvyHearts    
    There is nothing wrong with carefree rides or just relaxed rides. Not only do people enjoy it, but the horses enjoy it also! Riding position is nothing more than making yourself look "pretty" on a horse, and really does nothing for balance or how the horse moves (unless maybe you are trying to do the high level moves like piaffes, etc). When riding bareback for example, you aren't going to have "pretty equitation" then, and it's more important to first off, stay on, and not hurt the horse's back in any way by bouncing while trotting.

    HorsesAreForever, Chance is a beautiful little mare, and I think she'd excel in any discipline that you chose for her.


    Excuse this if you find this rude, but who in their right mind would get on a horse and NOT try to stay balanced. Even a kid who is learning to ride tries to stay balanced. The rider looks perfectly balanced to me...and no being in the "right place" has nothing to do with how the horse moves or looks (unless you are on their loin or way too far forward).

    Silly dressage people ;) and my friends always wonder why I ride western (forgive me if that's rude, I just find that alot of dressage riders, not all mind you) are too concerned about their "equitation" and how they look in the saddle than alot of other stuff.
    WOW, you just truly took the words right out of my mouth!! I agree on everything you said, very well put!!

    I definitely think Chance can excel at anything that you decide to do. I ride relaxed and care free on my gelding all the time and he does very very nicely! It doesn't affect a horses movement at all.
         
        10-18-2009, 09:23 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    Trust me, haha its not about looking pretty, if your looking down your totally putting your horse outta balance and pushing them onto the forehand, I don't think theres anything wrong with carefree rides, but if you are just aware of your body anythime your on a horse it can all go alot better... haha if you think everone balances on a horse then you havet seen what I have...some people put more weighton there rigth or left stirrup and it totally puts the horse off, if you really look you can see it. Eq comes first, if your not riding correctly then why the heck would your horse go correctly?????? And yes, being in the right place does make the horse move differently, I've watched many beautiful horses go to waste because people get on them and think they will move just as well no matter how they are ridden. Balance is what everybody is looking for indressage, not many riders can be perfectly balanced on horseback.
         
        10-18-2009, 09:23 PM
      #28
    Green Broke
    Thank you Savvy Hearts and APHA MOMMA :)
         
        10-18-2009, 09:26 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    Well I never have a problem with balence well not never but yeah.. even when I had to gallop my horse bareback... Balence does affect the horse yes... but if Im balance and able to do what I can even with proper position then it shouldnt affect my horse..

    With the looking down I do agree to that to an extent, if I look down at the jump.. she refuses.
         
        10-18-2009, 09:31 PM
      #30
    Started
    That's completely not true. Riding with good EQ isn't just to "look pretty" It's about using yourself in the best way to get your horse to use itself correctly. Everthing from the basic head up, heels down to the way you use your seat and body effects your horse.
         

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