Originally Posted by ridergirl23
your boy is very pretty! I have much to say, but it sorta looks likeyour focusing on sitting sraight and up, that is good, but try to sit in the saddle more... Sit deep but not hard.and just relax, my problem at shows is I stop riding and I sit stiff and my hands stop moving... Haha so the whole thing becomes a wreck. This looks like it could be your problem too, but just relax and ride, enjoy it, focus on making your horse come over his back and stay supple. Then think about looking where your going( looking Down with your eyes is great, but try not to stay there the whole ride ) and ride like you do when your at home. :)
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
Beautiful horse! He's looks so light and uphill in that picture. The only thing I see is you look a little stiff in your upper body. It might be simply because you're focusing your eyes on his head. If you ride with softer eyes, if might help soften you body too. What level are you riding?
Thanks for the two comments!
@ MyBoyPuck: Yes... eehm, I'm from Germany and
I don't know how you divide the level in England... In Germany it's:
The simplest tests are the equestrian competitions
This is for beginners of the tournament sport...
E ( It's the first big class you can ride, it stands for "easy")
A (It's a bit harder than E, it stands for "beginners of the higher classes)
L (This is quite challenging, it stands for "Light heavy")
M ( It's really challenging to ride that! It stands for "medium difficult")
S ( That's the hardest class that exists under German equestrian, It stands for "heavy")
At home I train on the L to M level, but some lessons are too hard for my horse, because he hasn't the best predispositions for a top dressage horse. His breeding line is specifically for jumpers. But we have learned the dressage togehter and although he's the best jumper I've ever ridden, he enjoys dressage.. And know we are pretty well together and at this point I would like to say: He's the best horse for me and I would give everything for him! I have learned so much from him... Thank you!
( Sorry, that once had to be!)
( I'm so sorry for my awful grammar, but it's very difficult for me to write correct english