Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
First I really like you AND your horse.
RE the horse: Boy, he looks like he could handle higher and wider. He's not trying that hard. I am SURE that makes you feel pretty safe, so I'm not going to suggest, BUT, if you practiced some oxers I think he'd tuck more. ...just MHO...
I, too, like your release. Regarding your heels, if you can spend extra time sitting that big trot of his and let your ankles "spring" with every stride, that will both strengthen and lengthen your ankles. Also, if you a friend who has taken classical dance (ballet or tap or jazz), have her teach you to point, flex, do a plie and rise to demi-point. Ankles seem to be the ONE part of our rider's bodies that we ignore.
Last edited by Corporal; 09-20-2011 at 03:06 PM.