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post #1 of 8 Old 02-28-2014, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my horse and I?(:

I've been riding for a total of 5 years off and on since I was 6, this is my 12 year old Dutch Warmblood Mare, Snickers(: These are from the summer so they are super recent and most of these are from shows so my crest releases aren't that great because I tend to get really nervous and shorten the reins too much but I've gotten so much better. I'll try and get more recent pictures soon

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-28-2014, 10:43 PM
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The folks who jump will have more detailed critiques, but from what I can see, you are doing very well.
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I am not an expert jumper by any means so I wont offer a critique but I just wanted to say that your mare is gorgeous. You two look amazing!
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I don't know that I'll be able to tell you anything you don't already know, but looking at the first picture I definitely noticed you need more of a release, like you said. It looks like your leg has slipped back, which could be why you got left behind and are hanging on his mouth. Your last picture is much better though, your release is perfect, you are balanced over the center of the saddle, and looking to your next jump. If I was being really REALLY picky I'd say that your leg is still slightly too far back but in that picture it clearly did not interfere with your balance or base of support. I honestly have nothing to say about the flat, your leg and seat are secure and you have very good posture and soft elbows. Your horse is adorable, I'm sure the judges must love him in the hunter ring :)
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-15-2014, 11:05 PM
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You look VERY nice. You upper body is wonderful and your horse looks happy.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 10:45 AM
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I was basically going to say everything that TruG did- the transformation from the first pic to the second (jumping) pic is huge with just a little more release and changes on your part, but those little changes allow the horse to jump much more naturally and correct too.

Great job! And what a wonderful horse you have, you two look like such an awesome team, keep it up!

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Lindseylou922 View Post
I've been riding for a total of 5 years off and on since I was 6
You're 11 ?!?!! and ride like that? Wow! You also don't look like you are eleven. Was that a typo?
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-16-2014, 12:34 PM
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Wonderful rider! Also wondering if you're really 11, because I'm shocked if you are!

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