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    01-19-2008, 06:12 PM
Critique for me and my horse!

I have finally come out from lurking around and now I would appreciate some critique for me and my horse. All kind of thoughts are welcome, even if they weren't nice ones.

The horse is 13-years old gelding and I have had it now about a year.

Videos named Liberii[add something here] will lead to the horse I was talking about. The other videos there are about my four year old Holsteiner.

Also, the selling advertisement movie.
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    01-20-2008, 02:11 AM
I couldn't critique conformation from these but he seems to jump nicely
    01-20-2008, 05:30 AM
Thank you. Maybe I should add some better videos.
    01-20-2008, 02:44 PM
It's kind of hard to tell because of the lighting and he's far away, but cute jumper! I'd like a horse like that.
    01-20-2008, 03:52 PM
When you're doing your flatwork (anything before and after a jump) keep your hands steady.. in Tumppi7 your hands seem to be bouncing on your horse's mouth when you're trotting.
Also when you're sitting, sit deep in the saddle so you're not bouncing out of the saddle.
On a good note though!! - you look to have good form over the fence and your horse is a really cute jumper, he tucks his knees in nicely and has great scope :)
    01-20-2008, 05:28 PM
Okay, so I need to take some extra notice to my hands and sit deeper. Well, at least my horse is good.

Here's his selling advertisement video. I'm going to sell him and buy another four years or three years old horse.
    01-20-2008, 05:37 PM
How much are you looking for him?
    01-20-2008, 07:10 PM
I like the way you keep the rhythm and don't hold him back or rush him at the fences. Very nice horse you have there.
    01-20-2008, 09:43 PM
The first ad video of the bay gelding Libberi:
Horse- He seems rather speedy. Definitely more of a jumper. He is pretty hollow and his head is rather high. He seems to throw his head a bit. He has a cute little jumping form and he tucks his knees up nice.
Rider: Your hands seem to bounce quite a bit and I feel like you are fighting with his mouth quite a bit, which is probably causing him to throw his head. You seem to bounce a lot at both the trot and canter.-Try working without stirrups. It should improve your position a lot. Your legs were pretty far forward and your heels needed to be down a little more. Also, try to keep your shoulders more back.Your jumping position needs a little work. I would give a little more release and you should keep your shoulders a little more back I would also get a bit closer to him in your two point. I feel like you are over jumping somewhat. Lastly remember to keep your eyes up.

Video 2: I liked that one. His speed was much better.

Video 3: He seemed a little fast and seemed to be leaning in a fair amount on the turn. Nice lead change though.

Overall those are the real problems. I feel like he fights with your hands a lot and it causes him to get really far above the bit. Try to work on relaxing your hands and keeping them from bouncing and I think that would do wonders for the head shaking. You two have a lot of potential and with a little work it will make a wonderful team.
    01-21-2008, 11:29 AM
Thank you for your feedback. When I got him he refused to jump and didn't want to move forwards. He jumps very well nowadays, or at least I think so, but he won't jump unless I ride him very carefully. He likes very strong hands and if I throw reins away he'll stop for sure and will refuse to jump.

I just got to work on my own position then.

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