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    07-12-2010, 03:46 PM
Critique flat work.

This is the thoroughbred, Winny, that I'm leasing. He's a bit crazy, but really likes to work in a hackamore. These pictures are probably about a month old.

Tear me apart. It won't hurt my feelings. :)

If I look weak, it's because I've had to take a lot of time off of riding due to back issues, and now mono. So my riding schedule has been a little sparatic.

Starting August 1st, I'll be up and ready to go again and I'll be riding everyday. Hopefully I'll be able to start competing again this Fall.

Thanks in advance!

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    07-12-2010, 04:40 PM
Bump. :)
    07-12-2010, 04:58 PM
Hi there :) Your heels seem to be nicely down and you appear to be placing your weight on your buttocks which is good! However, in all your shots notice you are leaning somewhat forward.

Here is a trick you can try to remedy it which actually works VERY WELL.

While riding, simply push out your belly, so that you are pointing your belly button towards your horses ears. I know it sounds ridiculous, but its an exellent way to prevent yourself from leaning forward. Doing this hollows your back and immediatly brings your shoulders back (try it now infront of the pc and you'll see what I mean) doing this has been helping me as well since I tend to lean slightly forward when I ride!
    07-12-2010, 04:59 PM

    07-12-2010, 05:03 PM
Thanks for the critique! Yeah, Winny has tons of energy and is a very alert horse. Haha. He also LOVES to jump. :) I'll have to try that stomach thing. I know what you mean about me leaning forward; I have a huge issue with leaning and arching my back too much. (which is causing my back issues, so I really need to work on it).

Any one else want to put their opinions in?
    07-12-2010, 07:47 PM
    07-12-2010, 08:06 PM
You sure look solid to me! Love your horse. Very cute head. I bet he's a blast to ride.
    07-12-2010, 08:57 PM
Your horse is STUNNING! You look pretty good, too. I don't have any critique... again, gorgeous horse! It looks like you two will go far!
    07-12-2010, 09:58 PM
Ok this is just a wierd detail but does he trot not in diagonals but like how standardbreds do in harness racing? In pic two it looks like he's doing that, but its probably just me lol
    07-12-2010, 10:24 PM
Originally Posted by Chuckface    
ok this is just a wierd detail but does he trot not in diagonals but like how standardbreds do in harness racing? In pic two it looks like he's doing that, but its probably just me lol
He's cantering

No critique from me, lovely horse though!

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