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        10-27-2009, 03:44 PM
      #11
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    Well its better to be a softie than to be to harsh

    The biggest thing I noticed is your hands as well. Over the jumps your reins were to long, to shot, un even etc...
    Also over flatwork your a bit to far forward, sit back and relax a little!

    But these things were already said! :)
         
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        10-27-2009, 07:45 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Doing good. I must just say about your stirrups. The short length is giving you a chair seat, which is unbalancing the horse. I always had a huge problem with the chair seat, but when I lengthened my stirrups.....MAGIC....I had a better position.

    Other than that, I can't see anything else. I agree you need to get your horse abit rounder by building impulsion with your legs but then containing it with your hands. That will bring him in a nice outline if you work on it.

    = D
         
        10-28-2009, 03:24 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by flamingauburnmustang    
    Doing good. I must just say about your stirrups. The short length is giving you a chair seat, which is unbalancing the horse. I always had a huge problem with the chair seat, but when I lengthened my stirrups.....MAGIC....I had a better position.

    Other than that, I can't see anything else. I agree you need to get your horse abit rounder by building impulsion with your legs but then containing it with your hands. That will bring him in a nice outline if you work on it.

    = D
    Thanks flaming! If I ride today then I will try lengthening them! I was told by someone who came out in early June that I should work on keeping my heel right under my hip line, is this true? I had someone else who does eventing tell me to keep my toe right at the girth, so im confused! XD

    I am going to work on collecting whenever I ride him now, cause now I know how to get him to collect :]
         
        10-28-2009, 03:28 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by New_image    
    Well its better to be a softie than to be to harsh

    The biggest thing I noticed is your hands as well. Over the jumps your reins were to long, to shot, un even etc...
    Also over flatwork your a bit to far forward, sit back and relax a little!

    But these things were already said! :)
    I agree!

    Yeah... I really need to work on my hands, so I will do my next ride. I was thinking of doing no reins but keeping my hands where they should be and such. Like when jumping, do it with no reins and try different release places. That way I wont yank on my boys mouth or anything. I am also going to try putting braids/buns in his mane in different places so that way I will have a feel for where to release at shows and such. How far up should I be releasing? Bear has a monster neck (in length).
         
        10-28-2009, 04:55 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by eventerwannabe    
    Thanks flaming! If I ride today then I will try lengthening them! I was told by someone who came out in early June that I should work on keeping my heel right under my hip line, is this true? I had someone else who does eventing tell me to keep my toe right at the girth, so im confused! XD

    I am going to work on collecting whenever I ride him now, cause now I know how to get him to collect :]
    Yes. I have been taught that there must be a straight line through your ear, shoulder, hip and heel when you look from the side, and then another straight line through your elbow, hand and to the horse's bit.

    Only when you are giving your horse a specific instruction, such as lateral work or on a circle does one of your toes come right by the girth. That is called "on the girth". The usual position with your heels under your hips is called "behind the girth".

    If your horses are not that used to riding collected, give them a short break every few minutes just to stretch those muscles. It can be tiring for the horse if they're not used to it. Good luck. ; )

    Let us know when you are ready, then send in some more pictures of how you are doing.
         

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