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        07-17-2007, 09:48 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Cantering!



    Hi everyone!
    Well this is from a few weeks ago but no one really posts any flat pictures for critiquing so I figured I would :)

    What do you guys think?, I think my toes are pointed out to much and I look hunched over *shudder*, hunching is my biggest pet peave :P

    I'm also working on keeping my line straight from my hip to heel/ankle ahah, I guess I have alot more to work on than I thought x] but that's a good thing, it just means more riding 8)

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks

    [we got second btw!]

         
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        07-17-2007, 09:59 PM
      #2
    Foal
    You need to collect your horse up and get him working into the bit the canter will feel more comfortable
    LOL
         
        07-17-2007, 10:06 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Thanks !
    This may seem silly but, no one really ever taught me specifically they just kind of assumed I knew, how do you collect your horse in a canter, leg and half halt?
    What I'm thinking is like engaging the hindquarters without really increasing the speed, but that's just my take of it, it could be completely wrong :P
    What/how do you do collect?
         
        07-17-2007, 11:05 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Alright hold up!!!

    Collecting a horse up ontp the bit ISNT important as much as your position.

    All you have to do is bring your leg back heals down and toes in =)
    Bring your elbows back and bring your hands up, Just remember thumbs on top.

    Just work on your position and once you have that down to pat Then start working with your horse!
         
        07-18-2007, 06:37 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    The reason (in my opinion) no one has taught you about collection is because you are not ready for collection work. It is the last thing taught on the training scale. I believe eventer gal is trying to say to take up contact with the reins for your horses to be on the bit, but this is also not necessary.
    Focus on your seat at the moment. Having a correct seat will mold your horse into correct training.
    I'm not quite sure if your saddle fits correctly or you are sitting deep and in the center of the saddle. Do you have any other pictures before I go on? =)
         
        07-19-2007, 11:16 AM
      #6
    Foal
    I'm probably sitting deep, yes I think so, I'm never really sure if I'm suppose to do a hunt seat/forward seat or sitting deep canter when we're just going around the flat:P
    I don't have any other cantering pictures I do have some other pictures if you wanted to look at the saddle size.
    He's not my horse, just a nice lesson horse that I've ridden a couple times, I had actually only ridden him 3 times before the show but it was just a small schooling show so it wasn't to important
    But I'm sure if the saddle doesn't fit properly his owners would like to know x]
    Thanks everyone
    I always have something to correct but my Tuesday lesson my trainer said we had a beautiful canter [different horse] and she didn't make me correct! [even though I'm sure there was room for improvement :P]
    I've been working on my line and keeping my hands up a lot lately so hopefully that improves!
         
        07-19-2007, 11:41 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Just correcting:
    Kristy I didn't say what you said:
    QUOTE:
    The reason (in my opinion) no one has taught you about collection is because you are not ready for collection work. It is the last thing taught on the training scale. I believe eventer gal is trying to say to take up contact with the reins for your horses to be on the bit, but this is also not necessary.

    The person who said that was Eventer Chick!! Sorry but I didn't say that. Maybe if Eventer Chick didn't copy my name then this wouldn't happen! :roll:

    You look great pandscare, atleast you are trying
         
        07-20-2007, 01:28 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Thanks
    Sorry about that mix up
         
        07-20-2007, 03:52 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Quick Critique.

    -Toes in

    -Heels down, don't shove them, let all your weight drop down to them

    -Thumb's up/on top

    -Elbows in

    Great job!

         

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