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post #1 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Me & Sky Cantering

So I havn't ridden in a week, so my legs had kind lost their fixedness, but I'm going to post some pictures anyway. I know what most of my flaws are, but I want to see if anyone else has any suggestions.

Please be aware that my shirt makes me look like I am rounding my back much worse than I really am. I do need to work on that though. My legs seem to be coming forward in this session... they don't normally do that. But any suggestions are appriciated.

As for Sky, I have working with him for a couple of months ( when we started he knew kick meant go and pull means stop... that was about it), and he had about a month off when I first started scool but I'm bringing him back in. Tell me what you think of his form, as well. Thanks!

[img]I think I'm a bit puppy-pawed here.[/img]

Again with the leg slipping foraward ARRGGHH!!

Can you tell he was rushing for the gate ( even though he goes right past it )? LOL. I don't know why my arms are so far out here...

He got a tad strong on the bit there.

Have fun!
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 05:57 PM
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For me there are no pictures. I don't know if that is just me or if you didn't upload them right but I thought I would let you know.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 05:58 PM
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ok straighten your back pop your chest out! roll your shoulders back,Your saddle might be a little small but I am not sure!I will get a picture to show you how to sit properlly!

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-18-2007, 06:05 PM
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Here I tried my best on these but they arent perfect, the arrows are telling you to bring forward or up, the straight lines are how your back is supposed to look!

Hope those helped!

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-20-2007, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, that did help alot!!
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-23-2007, 07:50 PM
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shouldn't you horse be softening to the bit a little more?
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-24-2007, 12:32 AM
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First off i would like you to slow your horse down a bit and get him/her listening to you ALOT more!
Maybe post some trotting pictures for us then i would like to take a look how much your horse is listening (makes it easier for me).
Your Body alignment is thrown Way off in the pictures, normally when i don't ride for a week I'm better then i am riding everyday but i guess everyone is different. Your leg has to come way back, you're hunching with your back sit up straight and hold your tummy muscles in, relaxed your butt, You have piano hands i was to see those thumbs on top!! bring your shoulders back and your elbows a tad.

Maybe if you're jumping your horse do some basic dressage training before hand, asking your horse to slow down, collect or even bring its head down, but collection isn't important.

Good work.
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-24-2007, 10:08 AM
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Bring your shoulders back, stretch your calf muscles to put your heels further down and keep your elbows to your sides. Is it possible that your horse was pulling on the bit a lot? It seems like the reins are pulling you forward, resulting in your back looking rounded. Maybe you could give your horse a bit of slack in the reins, and work on softning him to the bit.
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-24-2007, 06:24 PM
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Hey hows it goin,
You have the talent, although you seem to know where your going wrong which is fantastic!! You are sitting on her back hard, because your legs are forward. As paint luver said, there should be a straight line from your shoulder hip heel. But don't worry it will come more natural soon.

I think you relise your horse is above the bit. Canta and along with the trot is the most hardest for you to get your horse to round. But its easiest for your horse, believe it or not. But yes she does have talent and you do too, so chin up, and you'll be there in no time.
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-24-2007, 08:52 PM
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Tryyyyy sitting up taller and keep working on rounding your back. If you keep your legs back more and knees and caves tight. It will help. Other than that you look great =]]]
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