Originally Posted by VanillaBean
That one looks great! But you neeeeeeeed to make your stirrups a bit shorter..your leg looks too straight. But other than that it's fantastic.
Eeeeeeep, thank you! And, when I went to my trainers I brought my saddle, and when she seen my stirrups she was abhorred, and asked if I was a jockey... Sooooooo, I lowered them, and now they look to long again -.- I had them at 12, and she lowered them all the way down to 8, and said for jumping put them maybe at a 9... I don't know, maybe because her horse was a TTOONN wider than Rusty it made my stirrups even look shorter? Because Rustys so smally built even though my trainers horse and Rusty were same height my legs came a lot further down on Rustys belly than the trainers horse...
Originally Posted by LoveDanceRide
It looks way better. But your back does look too hollow. Try sitting taller with your shoulders AND back, if that makes sense. Just think less of only shoulders back and more of sitting taller. But your definitely not getting ahead of your horse now. Great job!
Aha, thanks! Yes it does make sense, so technically if you think of lengenthing your body, rather than shoulders back (which always makes me look hollow) it will straighten it?
Originally Posted by Almond Joy
You guys look ton better! Continue concentrating on keeping your toes turned in and not turned out (I know, it's terrible, I have the habit too). I'm glad you got to have lessons, and hope for you to get many more! Good luck! I still love little Rusty :)
Thank you :) Toes are a big thing for me... those wretched things always end up pointing out, even if while Im cantering up to the jump they are straight, as soon as I get in the air they ALWAYS point out again, blek. Thank you, he's a little machine. Can clear rather highish jumps and he's a pony <3