Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Really think about sitting up really straight, and just rocking your hips at the lope. Act like your shoulders are stuck, and only your hips move. You really don't want this to be the literal picture, but the visual helped me into getting that more easy, relaxed look the judges liked.
In Western, your head-hip-heel line is super, super important. Make sure you don't have a chair seat, or aren't leaning to far back, which you seem to be good and clean with from the video.
Keep in mind I USED to do Western. And the only reason I did it was because the Mules were like Breed Shows - you do everything or you don't go. I did pretty well in my classes, but that doesn't mean that I, by any stretch of the imagination, am a Western rider that could tell all. So there's my disclaimer :p
As for his color - something really nice and bright, I would think :) He would look really cute in a nice teal, as long as it isn't too dark. Maybe not green - I'd go more into the blue shades with Mr. Amigo :)
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