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        06-10-2013, 03:00 PM
      #41
    Foal
    Ah thank you
         
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        06-10-2013, 03:43 PM
      #42
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    I don't know about the reputation of the place you are at, but it isn't that bad from what I see . Maybe not what you'd need as you got better.

    I see improvement already. You are a quick learner and someone with a good natural balance. These videos will be precious to you in a year, when you will have forgotten how hard it was just to canter.

    You are doing well and working yoiur way through all the things that have to be learned by time and practice.
    As for a tip or two, learn early on not to look downward, or too far into your turn. Your weight, and thus the horse's, tend to go where you are looking. Those times that the horse kind of circled really small, and leaning inward, YOU were leaning and looking inward. If you can develop the habit of looking upward, and a ways in front of you early in your riding, you'll never have to deal with unlearning the bad habit of looking down.
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        06-16-2013, 08:59 AM
      #43
    Foal
    Last lesson in Latvia

    Thank you for your comments.

    Flying to UK on Friday so will have some more riding lessons there over the summer and then to Qatar in August where hopefully I will find a good stable!

    But I think I did okay for my final lesson in Latvia and 16th hour of horse riding ever...

         
        06-16-2013, 10:23 AM
      #44
    Yearling
    I'm by no means experienced, but I would say during the trot instead of picking your reins up each time you rise, try to keep your hands a bit more stationary. It looks a bit like you're popping them up each time.
    Congrats on the canter though!

    Like someone else said, it is VERY important to look where you want to go. Look up and in the direction you're moving. I know everyone says it and it seems like a load of crap...but it really really does help! You want to make that a habit for when you move onto a more difficult horse.
         

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