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post #11 of 30 Old 09-14-2012, 10:59 PM
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Fantastic critique by Kayty. I will add one thing, and that is your seat. You're very tense through your entire leg, which is causing your butt to come out of and slap the saddle each stride. Your knee is also completely off the knee roll; while you don't want to GRIP with your knees, you want them to be in contact with the saddle, not be all loosey goosey. You want to loosen up your hips, and allow your pelvis to move WITH your horse's movement, rather than be rigid and have your butt slapping the saddle. I think that stirrup-less work would really help you out here, as it's very hard to brace against stirrups when you don't have any - hah! Think about rotating your toe to point forwards instead of out to the sides.
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post #13 of 30 Old 09-16-2012, 07:52 PM
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OP, there are only so many critiques you can get - otherwise you'll just get a bunch of people saying exactly the same thing over and over and over...and over... and over.....

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I just wanted to see what others would say.
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post #15 of 30 Old 09-16-2012, 11:31 PM
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Really, OP, if the only response you're giving people who take time out of their busy days to reply is "bumping" then you won't get many replies at all.
I'm regretting taking time out to reply when it's very obviously not appreciated. I don't feel that it would be prudent for me to reply further to your threads, and many other people see your lack of reply and will not bother replying themselves.
If you want pats on the back, post in the video section.
Eta- here's a thread showing a gracious OP that actually wants to learn. Http://www.horseforum.com/horse-riding-critique/jumping-new-trainer-better-worse-137673

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post #16 of 30 Old 09-16-2012, 11:40 PM
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You seem really floppy to me. You're in a horrible chair seat, need to bring your legs back and underneath you, strengthen your core so you're not bouncing around so much in the saddle and pumping with your body. It almost looked to me like you were pumping with your arms as well, forward and then back, mostly seen in your elbows, you just need to sit up and ride more.
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I have to agree with JDI. If you are looking for some nice comments and people to look at your horse, post some photos or video in the photo/video threads.
Ignoring good, well thought out suggestions with the aim to get as many comments as you can, is not well received in 'forum land'.

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post #18 of 30 Old 11-15-2012, 11:50 PM
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I really agree with kayte.
I do like your style of riding, you're very structured. Your legs stay, your seat and torso need some work, but your shoulders are great! Keep your hands steady and relaxed and don't be afraid to get contact on your reins, get your horse on the bit and work patterns to really flex and animate your horse.
I recommend working on patterns that will really test your balance. You're about 85% there (in my opinion).
I suggest moving your horse forward. Using your leg muscle to push him forward, but keep contact so he doesn't get heavy on the forehand.
Otherwise, you two look really nice :)

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I think you should drop your stirrups. You have long legs and you need to be able to bring them back and tuck them under you so your shoulders-hips-heels make a straight line. Imagine a string running vertically through you and stretching you vertically.

It looks like you're driving the canter a little too much with your seat and flopping. Ride with the horse's movement instead of trying to move like he's moving. Imagine that you're riding wave (ever been on a jetski?). I don't think I'm explaining it well, but ride WITH the movement of the horse, don't move independently of the horse and try to be in sync.

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post #20 of 30 Old 11-16-2012, 01:36 AM
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The only way I can explain what I'm seeing is that you seem to try and drive your horse by 'thrusting' your hips. Try to relax and sink into your saddle more let your hips move, but don't be the one moving them, let the natural rhythm be whats moving your body.
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