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        03-09-2008, 06:12 AM
      #1
    Trained
    critique me and my guys...again lol pic heavy

    Well I've been working on keeping my toes in and heels down and some other bits and I think im getting better lol I had more good moments than were caught on camera but oh well. I remember when my feet were good and everything was good I was thinking 'i hope they got a pic of that' lol

    Theres a few from me and jarred yesterday and a few from me and possum today

    Excuse the quality of the pics with jarred. We had it on the wrong setting oops







    Today on possum

    Im sitting a little forward in a few of them and that's something im working on. Once again the camera only gets ya when you arent in a good position
















    We finished off with a zoom around the around cause she had lots of energy

         
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        03-09-2008, 09:16 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Lookin pretty good. You seem to have a solid seat and strong leg. Also, nice straight back.

    The main correction I would recommend is three things in one. Roll your shoulders back a tad...and keep those thumbs up (no "piano" hands) and that will also pull your elbows closer to your sides. You have a good bend at your elbow, but pulling the elbows in and thumbs up will be the finishing touch!

    I see what you're saying where you're working on heels down and toes in. Looks okay, keep it up! Especially in your last photo "zooming" around when you're in half seat..really concentrate on dropping those heels!

    Possum is so pretty!!
         
        03-09-2008, 09:33 AM
      #3
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Equina
    Lookin pretty good. You seem to have a solid seat and strong leg. Also, nice straight back.

    The main correction I would recommend is three things in one. Roll your shoulders back a tad...and keep those thumbs up (no "piano" hands) and that will also pull your elbows closer to your sides. You have a good bend at your elbow, but pulling the elbows in and thumbs up will be the finishing touch!

    I see what you're saying where you're working on heels down and toes in. Looks okay, keep it up! Especially in your last photo "zooming" around when you're in half seat..really concentrate on dropping those heels!

    Possum is so pretty!!
    she is isnt she a lot of the time you wouldnt think she is a tb. As she muscles up she is getting quite chunky not at all slim like most tbs :d yaaay I like chunky

    So yeah what you said makes sense. I always know it but doing it is a different thing lol sometimes it all ok but then I stop focusing on that for a second and then I slip back.

    Hehehe I think the piano hands are a legacy from when I learnt to ride. I learnt to ride stock (aussie western) and it was usually reins in one hand so they were always in the piano hand position. I get it right sometimes but like everything else if im not thinking about it I slip into bad habits.

    Ill keep working on it all :) thanks ;)

    Anyone else have anything to add? Im hoping to start doing some dressage days soon so I want to be as perfect as I can ;)
         
        03-11-2008, 03:19 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    Hey your looking good!! You have defiantly inproved from the last time you posted pictures... both of your horses are improving so much. You can really see the hard work you have put in!!
    So proud of you hehe
    The only problem that stuck out, was your hands, and dnt worry its a horrible thing to get into...hehe. Your lower leg is improving very much, you have nice heels...
    Well done!!
         
        03-11-2008, 08:34 AM
      #5
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Delregans Way
    hey your looking good!! You have defiantly inproved from the last time you posted pictures... both of your horses are improving so much. You can really see the hard work you have put in!!
    So proud of you hehe
    The only problem that stuck out, was your hands, and dnt worry its a horrible thing to get into...hehe. Your lower leg is improving very much, you have nice heels...
    Well done!!
    aawww thank you :) I've definitely put a lot of work into her and its nice to see her starting to look so...like a normal horse :)
         
        03-11-2008, 11:39 AM
      #6
    Trained
    You're looking really good Jazzy. Jared and Possum look fantastic!
    Your lower legs looks a lot better too! Keep up the good work!
         
        03-11-2008, 12:02 PM
      #7
    Showing
    Cute horse, nice facility you are riding at. Where are you located?
         
        03-11-2008, 03:51 PM
      #8
    Started
    That second picture of Possum, I absolutely love! Your horses are gorgeous Jazzy.
         
        03-11-2008, 06:47 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Cute horses and you have nice equitation.

    1. Bring your leg back a little bit so there is a straight line from your hip to your heel
    ______________-to fix this do lots of work without stirrups

    2. Make sure you aren't riding with your hands in your lap (mostly on possum)
    ______________-to fix this shorten your reins
         
        03-11-2008, 07:15 PM
      #10
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings
    Cute horse, nice facility you are riding at. Where are you located?
    its the pony club where I keep my horses :) it is very nice. I love it there :)

    You're looking really good Jazzy. Jared and Possum look fantastic!
    Your lower legs looks a lot better too! Keep up the good work!


    Thank you :) jarred and possum are looking and feeling well which is really good

    That second picture of Possum, I absolutely love! Your horses are gorgeous Jazzy.


    Aaww thanks harlee

    Brit - thanks for the pointers. And im glad you mentioned the length of my reins etc here is where I think that problem comes from. Hopefully someone can help me with this.

    Possum is really soft on the mouth and can tend to resist a lot more when she has too much pressure on the bit. Sometimes I have to give a little more of a tug on them when she gets too excited and wont listen. But anyways, she works the best with really light, steady pressure. So I get my reins at a good length and then as her head gets lower one of two things happen, a) I start with them at a good length and then as she brings her head down the reins slowly slip through getting longer and longer meaning when I need to half halt or transition I have to shorten them which makes her automatically up the speed. I am doing exercises though on gathering the reins and then just keeping pace so she doesnt associate it with a transition, or b) I keep a short rein and end up leaning forward in the saddle. To have my reins shorter and keep the right position means she fights me and gets very irritable because of the extra pressure on her mouth what do I do?
         

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