Crow - video :) - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 12-11-2008, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
Zab
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
Posts: 1,387
• Horses: 2
Crow - video :)

Just wanted to show my video of Crow as I was riding him today. It wasn't as good as I had hoped, but he wasmuch better than last time. This was just a combination of bad timing and new environment + my bad balance.. xD
But the trail ride afterwards were great, even if he had some troubles with keeping the gait clean.. xD

I have no idea how to insert videos.. I'll try and if it doesn't work, the link is
:)

ok.. didn't work.. but you have the link.. xD.. or did it?


Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.


Zab is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 12-11-2008, 09:08 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
Yes it worked
That last run was really good. When Vida gets pacy I really watch my seat and leg placement. Sit really deep in the seat and back on your pockets. Relax your knees but keep your feet placed almost under the barrel and push with your whole body. Its so hard to explain in words
here is a video of a girl who is doing what I'm talking about. sitting back sort of tickleing with her heels (though she is wearing spurs ) She is flying on a singlefooter but you get the idea



"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 12-11-2008, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
Zab
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
Posts: 1,387
• Horses: 2
Thanks!
And thanks for the tip, but my trainer and I doesn't really believe in the chair seat :P Other than that, sitting deep is what I try.. xD When I sit deep, put my legs back and gently squeese his sides with my lower legs and on a lose rein, he does it the best :) I guess it depends a lot on how they're trained.. he's picking up this way much better than the ''normal'' racking seat I see on vids and on icelandic horses - if I try that he gets pacy. I got loads of practice of that on the trail ride! Most of it I racked and my trainer trotted and cantered on her horse :) It's really awesome to just slide past her cantering PRE xD


Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.


Zab is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 12-12-2008, 06:14 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
I didn't know thats what it was called, I just saw so many gaited riders doing it I started doing it too I've never been to a trainer.
Do you mind me asking why your trainer is against it? Is it unhealthy for the horses back? I often wonder that when I'm doing it.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 12-13-2008, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
Zab
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
Posts: 1,387
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vidaloco View Post
I didn't know thats what it was called, I just saw so many gaited riders doing it I started doing it too I've never been to a trainer.
Do you mind me asking why your trainer is against it? Is it unhealthy for the horses back? I often wonder that when I'm doing it.
To quote her ''they arn't exactly helping the horse''.. we've wondered hy it's so comon (tho icelandic riders are starting to get away from it) and we figured it might be that when you first train the horse to rack, it helps it the first few times, just like standing up in the trot can help a green horse the first times. And then people just kept going with it. Or maybe it's from when it was ust used for transport. Or maybe it's just to keep clear cues from trot and tölt. But we're just guessing on this :P

You push the lower back down and make it harder for the horse to lift its back in the gait and carry well, but I dont think it unhealthy or else they should hav changed it, especially on iceland where they really need(ed) the horses.

You cod always try oing it 'my way'' and see if there is a differense. Maybe it won't work for your horse tho :)


Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.


Zab is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 12-13-2008, 12:56 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 80
• Horses: 1
Hurrah for Crow. You already know what I think of it, but I still think you're doing better every time I see you guys.

Now if only I could figure out how to get my videos up...Ah well.
Kura is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 12-13-2008, 01:22 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,621
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zab View Post
To quote her ''they arn't exactly helping the horse''.. we've wondered hy it's so comon (tho icelandic riders are starting to get away from it) and we figured it might be that when you first train the horse to rack, it helps it the first few times, just like standing up in the trot can help a green horse the first times. And then people just kept going with it. Or maybe it's from when it was ust used for transport. Or maybe it's just to keep clear cues from trot and tölt. But we're just guessing on this :P

You push the lower back down and make it harder for the horse to lift its back in the gait and carry well, but I dont think it unhealthy or else they should hav changed it, especially on iceland where they really need(ed) the horses.

You cod always try oing it 'my way'' and see if there is a differense. Maybe it won't work for your horse tho :)
The main reason it was used here was that we didn't know better Chair seat is not something we work at getting here I don't think it actually hurts the horse in any way, but you might be slightly behind it's centre of gravity and your ques aren't as clear
There is a big difference between really sitting in the saddle and a chair seat, and the former is what is taught here

Zab I'm gonna have to wait with commenting on the vid! Youtube is being naughty :roll:
Sissimut-icehestar is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 12-13-2008, 01:59 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
thanks for ur Q's and A's i'm new at this and learning from yall. I'm getting two quarter horses tomarrow. one is 4 1/2 yrs old its been a awhile since she's been ridin by anyone. and the other she's 2 1/2 yrs old never been rode. i adopted them from a vet who passed away. i'm soooooooo excited.
tyrena is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 12-13-2008, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
Zab
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
Posts: 1,387
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sissimut-icehestar View Post
The main reason it was used here was that we didn't know better Chair seat is not something we work at getting here I don't think it actually hurts the horse in any way, but you might be slightly behind it's centre of gravity and your ques aren't as clear
There is a big difference between really sitting in the saddle and a chair seat, and the former is what is taught here

Zab I'm gonna have to wait with commenting on the vid! Youtube is being naughty :roll:
Ah :P Well, I've seen it's changing at least :P taht's ok x)


Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.


Zab is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 12-13-2008, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
Zab
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
Posts: 1,387
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kura View Post
Hurrah for Crow. You already know what I think of it, but I still think you're doing better every time I see you guys.

Now if only I could figure out how to get my videos up...Ah well.
Thanks! :P hehe

not found any free movie maker yet? :/


Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.


Zab is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I really like this video mysnafflebit Horse Videos 6 12-03-2008 07:13 PM
I think we had to much....*video* omgpink General Off Topic Discussion 3 10-27-2008 08:37 AM
My new Video librahorse94 Horse Videos 0 08-31-2008 05:59 PM
First Video of Blu BluMagic Horse Riding Critique 19 05-15-2008 06:59 PM
Video of Maia & Me *VIDEO ADDED* .. finally .. JustDressageIt Horse Riding 19 03-13-2008 10:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome