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        06-18-2009, 02:39 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    Cheyenne and I

    Here's some pictures of us last week I think... How are we coming along?























         
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        06-18-2009, 07:44 AM
      #2
    Banned
    You should PM MIEventer that first jumping pic, as she always gives a very helpful critique.
         
        06-18-2009, 07:53 AM
      #3
    Started
    Gorgeous!
         
        06-18-2009, 10:22 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Your horse has a mohawk and I love it :)
         
        06-18-2009, 10:57 AM
      #5
    Yearling
    How long have you been riding?
    I think you need to put those heels down ! In the picture where you are posting you seem to stand in your stirrups and your gripping from the back of your calf in a lot of the pictures. I would also like to see your thumbs up! I have the same issue with my hands haha. I will leave the jumping critique to others because im not the best at critiquing :) good luck in future riding
         
        06-18-2009, 11:16 AM
      #6
    Weanling
    Thanks!
    I'll try to extend my heels down, I have a hard time with her trot because she throws you up so much. I use to not be able to ride it at all! Lol. Its coming along though.
    My hands are always wrong someway or another haha...
    Doesn't her mane look halarious? Its slowely growing back. She rubs it off on the fence.

    I think I've been riding for about 6 years and I only have like maybe a year on english. But on and off so I haven't had a whole lot of practice with it.
         
        06-18-2009, 11:43 AM
      #7
    Yearling
    Anytime keep up the good work :)
         
        06-18-2009, 12:03 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Not too bad. The heels down and thumbs up is a huge thing! While posting, you should try to sink your weight down those heels and post forward with your hips instead of up. Think small. Try taking your feet out of the stirrups and post like that. You will see how small your post is and how much you go forward, instead of up. This will help a lot.
    Also try to think about holding two ice cream cones. You want them off the neck, but close together. You don't want them to go in, because they will smash together. If they go out, the ice cream will fall off. That's how I learned!
    You also tend to slouch a little bit, so sit tall!
    For jumping, I'm not too good with critique either, but I'll give you a few pointers. First, you want to put your hands up a little higher up the neck and off the neck. With the small x rails, you don't need to come out of your seat quite as much. Once you get higher, you will need to more come forward, instead of up.





    This is a pretty good example, you want to lie closer to neck, like above.
         
        06-18-2009, 12:56 PM
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    Started
    ^ On a little jump actually, I wouldn't like to see you too much on the horse's neck. For bigger jumps, yes, but for little ones, you really don't need to exaggerate the two-point so much. And I do agree about trying not to pop out of the saddle so much. In the first picture it almost looks like you're jumping ahead. Wait for the jump. Remember to really sink into your heels. I'd suggest some grid work for his sloppy knees. He may be better over bigger jumps, but he's hanging dangerously low in the second jumping picture.

    Good luck! :]
    It looks like you two make a great team.
         
        06-18-2009, 12:56 PM
      #10
    Started
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    Originally Posted by Sir Drake    
    Not too bad. The heels down and thumbs up is a huge thing! While posting, you should try to sink your weight down those heels and post forward with your hips instead of up. Think small. Try taking your feet out of the stirrups and post like that. You will see how small your post is and how much you go forward, instead of up. This will help a lot.
    Also try to think about holding two ice cream cones. You want them off the neck, but close together. You don't want them to go in, because they will smash together. If they go out, the ice cream will fall off. That's how I learned!
    You also tend to slouch a little bit, so sit tall!
    For jumping, I'm not too good with critique either, but I'll give you a few pointers. First, you want to put your hands up a little higher up the neck and off the neck. With the small x rails, you don't need to come out of your seat quite as much. Once you get higher, you will need to more come forward, instead of up.





    This is a pretty good example, you want to lie closer to neck, like above.
    ^ except that in that pic the rider (is it you Sir Drake?) is jumping ahead. Otherwise it's a good example
         

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