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post #1 of 10 Old 07-30-2010, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question critique my posture please

this picture is from horse camp
plz ignor the halter and lead rope the instructor made our horses wear those i don't really need one so wacha think?

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-30-2010, 03:12 PM
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You have a bit of a chair seat, which is caused mostly by too short of stirrups. Your arms look a bit off, but that could be the way you're holding the reins. I always use split reins and hold them in one hand, but if that's the way the camp told you to, that's fine by me :). Your shoulders look good, just remember to think "tall" instead of telling yourself to sit up straight. Research has shown it created a more positive change. It's hard to critique from just one picture, though.

I have to wonder, though, why the horse has an english bridle? And a full cheek snaffle, which I've never seen used in Western riding. Hmm
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-30-2010, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile View Post
And a full cheek snaffle, which I've never seen used in Western riding. Hmm
This is not as unusual as you think. I have known many trainers who have used them on younger horses starting out their training because they are gentler than the probably what you have seen more o-ring. They apply the correct amount of pressure yet are gentle enough for unskilled hands.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-30-2010, 03:29 PM
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If you're not showing or anything there is no reason to stick to one "type" of tack.

I have horses that are ridden in an english saddle and western bit/bridle.
Just use whatever works.

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-01-2010, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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ya thats exactly it im an english rider in a westeren saddle so ya my instructor dosen't care lol and ya im riding english style sorta xD srry

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-01-2010, 02:10 PM
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For all we know, she's an english rider who chose to do western at horse camp. My friend and I went to 4-H horse camp this year, and while I'm an english rider and she's western, she did english for camp. Or her horse is just most comfortable in that bridle.
Cute horse by the way!
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-01-2010, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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thx lol i think shes pretty to ya i had no choice they made me ride western and wats a chair seat i've never heard of it o-o

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post #8 of 10 Old 08-05-2010, 11:41 PM
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Posture is great, Love the way you have your back straight and you're looking where you're going. I'd lower the stirrups a tad and just relax your lower body. (if you have any interest in continuing western) :) you look english in a western saddle, which is not a bad thing. lol. I just could have picked you out in a crowd. You're ahead tho, you started out English. I started western and I can NOT keep my shoulders back to save my life. lol. Love your horse, and love your posture! Keep up the great work.
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-06-2010, 10:20 AM
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A chair seat mean it looks like you're sitting in a chair with your legs and feet out in front of you rather than in the correct shoulder/hip/heel alignment. Your posture is fine, but you need to scoot your but forward, let your leg drop out of the hip socket and work on keeping that shoulder/hip/heel alignment. If your horse were to disappear out from under you right now, you'd end up on your arse... but when the leg is correct, if the horse were do disappear you'd end up standing on your feet.
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-12-2010, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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thanks that helps alot! lol i am an english rider don't think i'll change to western anytime soon lol so shorten the stirups xD well guess my instructer was right she told me to but i thought i was fine i guess i'll listen better next time!!!

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