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post #1 of 25 Old 07-05-2009, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Critique me jumping :)

So here is a video of me & my sisters pony Freckles
I would appreciate your time & feedback :-D


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post #2 of 25 Old 07-05-2009, 12:35 PM
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Aside from that 3rd fence you guys look great :)

I think you couldn't quite make up your mind what you wanted to do, push her forward or pull her back - so you gave up and left her to decide, lol.

I love how you drove her to the 5th fence - she started to buckle on you and you said "Nope, we're going over it" and did a great job encouraging her to continue.

I love your functionallity. Look at your functional solid seat, your legs are very secure, you stay out of her way and leave her alone to do the jump. I think you have allot of potential and talent to move forward.

You are far more ahead of the game than quite a few I've seen jump here in North America. But Europe's style of functional riding is much different than what is taught here - I should of moved there......no wonder GB's riders are phenominally talented.

I watched an Eventing Video on youtube with a bunch of british riders - about our age and level - jumping fences that riders of the same level wouldn't even touch here in North America, and they were so solid and functional, I was so jealous. Alright...I'm moving to GB!
Do you put studs on your horses shoes for your comps there?

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I was expecting a page long reply from you

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Aside from that 3rd fence you guys look great :)

I think you couldn't quite make up your mind what you wanted to do, push her forward or pull her back - so you gave up and left her to decide, lol.
Yeah I was trying to decide whether to trot & canter since I attempted a flying change but ended up disunited and just ended up like "oh crap, help me Freckle "

Yeah we do put studs in Misty & Freckle have a stud in each back hoof for shows, for bigger shows/jumps people usually have 2 studs in each back hoof :) I'm guessing you have studs over there too? Do you have to pay for the holes to be put in the shoes?

That was my second show on Freckle so I was playing it safe with the small jumps and Mum wanted to be finished by dinner time She can jump the moon, its me who can't :roll:

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I love your functionallity. Look at your functional solid seat, your legs are very secure, you stay out of her way and leave her alone to do the jump. I think you have allot of potential and talent to move forward.
Thank you very much I am always trying to improve my position over jumps, but usually end up forgeting completely and concentrating on strides instead It'll get there one day

I love how in American showjumping the riders actually go FORWARD though, British showjumpers (not all but alot) have their horses going so slow its a struggle to clear the jumps. Move to Britain, its awesome except the weather I want to move to America but would miss Cadburys chocolate too much hehe!

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The American Style of jumping here is overly done with equitation. I never saw that before, until friends in NZ and GB enlightened me.

I now see how much more important it is to be functional, and staying out of your horses way to do his job. My issue is, I get in my horses way when I focus moreso on where I am in my tack and how "precise" I must be over that fence.

You, you are exaclty where you need to be - if you want to talk "Equitation". Your leg is solid, your seat is FABULOUS * riders here need to see that* and your upper body is exactly where it should be. You are with your horses motion and stay behind your horse - that is functionallity.

I wouldn't focus too much or stress too much about your equitaiton - I would focus more on the amazing GB's functional style of riding.

You are where you should be - I wouldn't change a thing.

No more long books from me - I'm not particular about equitation anymore.

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haha you have nice form, we have cadburys here too :)
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I want to move to America but would miss Cadburys chocolate too much hehe!
Trust me, you will! I moved form England to Canada a few years ago, and chocolate is one of the things I miss a lot
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We have Cadbury's in Canada - - - - -

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and the US plus I think Godiva is the best!! LOL
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I loooooooooove Toblerone...mmmmm..

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haha lol the best chocolate i've ever had was Bachi, ( I don't think that is the correct spelling ) but they are from Slovenia, and man o man it is the best chocolate ever, belgium chocolate is great too

If it wasn't for the bad stuff.... it wouldn't make winning so great.
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