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        07-05-2009, 01:09 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    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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        07-05-2009, 01:35 PM
      #2
    Trained
    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?
         
        07-05-2009, 01:52 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    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!
         
        07-05-2009, 02:00 PM
      #4
    Trained
    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.
         
        07-05-2009, 02:00 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Haha you have nice form, we have cadburys here too :)
         
        07-06-2009, 04:16 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by moomoo    
    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
         
        07-06-2009, 06:20 PM
      #7
    Trained
    We have Cadbury's in Canada - - - - -
         
        07-06-2009, 06:22 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    And the US plus I think Godiva is the best!! LOL
         
        07-06-2009, 06:25 PM
      #9
    Trained
    I loooooooooove Toblerone...mmmmm..
         
        07-06-2009, 10:26 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    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
         

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