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        09-28-2010, 05:56 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    Critique My riding

    Ok so I im thinking of doing a critique once every 2 weeks so hopefully we see improvement. please be ruthless.. I want to learn new techniques and get different opinions which I can take away and learn from, to improve myself as a rider and Jacks way of going. Not making excuses this was our first ride back from a 4 month break, which Jack was sorting himself out and I was trying to get over my fall which put me in hospital.
    SO PLEASE GIVE US STUFF TO WORK ON!
    He usually wears a noseband but it was causing pressure points on his teeth and hurting him, it is only for looks anyway. I picked the worst pics out of my ride and yes I do know my stirrups where way to short....
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        09-28-2010, 08:37 AM
      #2
    Started
    Overall, I don't see anything too wrong. Some of the pics you've slipped into a very slight chair seat, but I think once your stirrups are correctly adjusted that problem will fix itself. The only other thing that jumps out at me are your hands - turning puppy-dog in a few of the shots. Concentrate on keeping your thumbs up and your elbows supple.

    I adore the drape and contact through your leg in the third picture!
         
        09-28-2010, 10:08 AM
      #3
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Scoutrider    
    Overall, I don't see anything too wrong. Some of the pics you've slipped into a very slight chair seat, but I think once your stirrups are correctly adjusted that problem will fix itself. The only other thing that jumps out at me are your hands - turning puppy-dog in a few of the shots. Concentrate on keeping your thumbs up and your elbows supple.
    Thanks heaps!! That's what I thought with my hands too! I will try and get a video of Me and jack sometime in the next two days...


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    Originally Posted by Scoutrider    
    I adore the drape and contact through your leg in the third picture! .
    Hehe what do you mean? Sorry just curious
         
        09-28-2010, 10:56 AM
      #4
    Foal
    Scout is right about the stirrups and hands- drop your stirrups a notch or two and work on your hand position. It can be hard to keep your hands in the right position when you're holding a crop and takes some getting used to. Also make sure you look up and beyond your horse, not down.

    Gorgeous horse! You guys look good in your matching blue!
         
        09-28-2010, 11:10 AM
      #5
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    Originally Posted by JackofDiamonds    
    Hehe what do you mean? Sorry just curious
    In your third pic down, the slightly head-on shot, you can see that your leg is very nicely draped around your horse's barrel, with even contact from hip to ankle. No daylight between your leg and the horse. I see a lot of riders who brace out on their stirrups and don't maintain that even contact with the horse.
         
        09-28-2010, 06:32 PM
      #6
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    I think you have huge potential! You have an awesome seat and once you lower your stirrups a bit, you'll sit like a rock and be able to use your legs more effectively. You are doing a good job of sitting back! Most people, including myself, like to lean forward into that hunter posture. Your toes are pointing forward and your legs are wrapping nicely around your horse. Some things to work on though for sure is your heels! You have absolutely no heel depth. You want to sink your weight through your legs downward. Looks like you are putting pressure on the balls of your foot. Next would be your head and neck. Look up, girly! Your horse's head won't fall off, promise!

    Keep up the great work and I can't wait to see more pics of you and your gorgeous horse!
         
        09-28-2010, 08:47 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    Thank you all sooo much. It helps alot. Ok, so today im going to work on my heels and hands. My mum who is also my instructer has been making me carry the whipe flat in both my hands to help get my thumbs on top ;/ its not sinking in though....oh well i'll keep trying!! :) scoutrider thanks for explaining I understand what you mean now. Haha we love our blue XD

    I might have some photos of todays ride I my dad has time to watch
         
        09-28-2010, 08:55 PM
      #8
    Trained
    I love your seat! It is so deep and close... did you cheat and use superglue?? Lol. Enjoy your ride today, remember that we do this because we love it. Smile. It will make everything improve faster I promise :)
         
        09-28-2010, 09:01 PM
      #9
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
    I love your seat! It is so deep and close... did you cheat and use superglue?? Lol. Enjoy your ride today, remember that we do this because we love it. Smile. It will make everything improve faster I promise :)
    Haha no superglue! I'm just lucky! People think im weird because sitting trot is my favourite thing to do :) I will enjoy my ride today, he is such a good boy. Oh I really need to smile im the worst one for pulling faces when im concentrating Im taking your word on your promise...
         
        09-28-2010, 09:14 PM
      #10
    Foal
    You guys look awsome
    What breed is you horse?
         

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