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        08-05-2009, 11:41 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Bareback Critique

    Posted this in the gaited section, but venturing into the larger world.
    I have a previous english background (12 years) and have been leasing this mare (TWH) for the last summer but have been working with her for the last 3 years. She didn't like the videographer (boyfriend) who was standing in the middle of HER arena. Sorry for the fingers.

    Will accept any critiques.
    Have been riding Ebby solely with bareback or bareback pad for the last 2 weeks. I plan on staying that way until the end of summer, don't really like saddles anymore. Ha.

         
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        08-05-2009, 11:47 PM
      #2
    Banned
    Your arms are flaping up and down
    Toes up heels down
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    You need practice in the saddle, have a stable solid figure.
    SHe looks bumpy. Try putting your knees up more, and posting to her trot
         
        08-05-2009, 11:51 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Sure is a bouncy TWH you got there!

    You started to slump there, so be sure to look out where you're going and point those toes up :)
         
        08-05-2009, 11:56 PM
      #4
    Showing
    Actually I don't think she needs to go back to the saddle, and I have no idea why she'd want to bring her knees UP more. (Bringing her knee up more would throw her completely out of balance.)
    My suggestion would be to think of your legs like wet towels. They are just hanging out there, draping to either side of your horse. The weight of the water collecting at the bottom of the towel is your heel, you want the water to drip out the bottom of your heel so it's down further than your toe. You want your leg to hang nicely with your heel in line with your hip, so just relaxing into that will aid everything in your posture.
    Remember to roll those shoulders back; imagine there being a star on your chest, you want to show that star off, not keep it hidden.
    Remember to keep those elbows soft and forgiving.
    If you can get your hands on a copy of "Centered Riding" and "Centered Riding II" by Sally Swift... her books helped me TONS.
         
        08-06-2009, 12:00 AM
      #5
    Green Broke
    JDI, You couldnt have said it better!
         
        08-06-2009, 01:13 AM
      #6
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jillyann    
    JDI, You couldnt have said it better!
    I agree!
         
        08-06-2009, 01:57 AM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Your body looks too tense. Try to relax your lower back and move more with the horse. Follow the horses motion and you might find it a lot smoother.
         
        08-06-2009, 12:13 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Hmm..
    Almost similar to what JustDressageIt said, I think you should lift yourself up a bit more! Not only is there a star on your chest, but YOU are a star!(Heh.. That's what my saddle seat instructor always told me)

    Also, make sure you squeeze the horse with your lower leg; this will help with your heels. At the moment, your legs look a bit sloppy.

    (: Hope I helped!
         
        08-06-2009, 12:18 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    ^^ Actually, squeezing makes your horse get desensitized to your aids. Don't grip the horse with your legs, relax them and point the toes up. That should strengthen them, and hold them in place better than 'sqeezing'.
         
        08-06-2009, 01:07 PM
      #10
    Trained
    JDI said it best. Relax and roll your shoulders back. Put a bit more weight in your heels, but I hate seeing riders FORCE their heels down. You weight should just fall into them.

    I also disagree with going back to a saddle. I have solid form in the saddle and it takes me a bit to get that same form bareback.
         

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