[quote=jumpwhat007;291330]This is my new OTTB, Knightly. Critique my eq and his movement if you could. I know I need to work on my shoulders. But critique on anything else you notice and I will work on it!
It may just be the angle of the picture, but it looks like you are leaning back in the saddle. And shoulders, but you knew that. Bring your elbows back by your sides and lengthen your reins. Have a light elastic contact. I can't tell because of the angle and the gloves, but are your thumbs on top where they should be?
Shoulders again. You are sitting too far back in the saddle, and you need to bring your elbows closer to your body.
Shoulders. You are again sitting too far back in the saddle which has caused your leg to slip forward. Put your thumbs on top. Bring your elbows back.
He's got a very happy expression on his face. Shoulders again.
Shoulders. Heels down. Elbows back by your sides. If he is sniffing the groundpole and decides that it is going to eat him, you are going to come off in this position.
This looks good. Although your back is a bit hollow - you want it straight, not hollow. And bring your shoulders back. Make sure to maintain the elasticity in your elbows and remain soft and out of his way, yet still be there to support him.
Shoulders. Your crotch needs to be behind the pommel. Bring your leg back underneath you.
Lift your inside shoulder.
You are too far back in the saddle. Shoulders and back.
Shoulders, thumbs on top.
You guys look really good together. Why are you using a martingale on him?