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        02-07-2009, 10:04 PM
    Critique my riding/lunging. (PIC HEAVY!)

    Okay so, be gentle! This was only my 5th lesson and only my second time trying to post at the trot. I'm still trying to get everything soaked into my head! Lol theres so much to learn! Toes pointed, heals down, hands together, eyes up, back straight, shoulders back, relax your legs, thumbs up and all while I'm still trying to figure out what the right diagonal is. Lol Soo...yeah I know theres a book load of things wrong but be realistic in that its only my 5th lesson! Today was the first day that I was at least semi comfortable with the trot.

    And for something fun, try and guess Maroni's age!

    Here are some pics of me lunging Maroni.

    Thanking her for being a good girl.

    Riding pictures. I'm not sure which ones were just at a walk and which ones were at the trot.

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        02-07-2009, 10:06 PM

    Cooling down after the lesson.

    Me and Maroni.
        02-07-2009, 10:52 PM
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    Cute horse. Not bad riding either. Biggest thing would be to put your weight in your heals, not your toes, it will help your balance. Don't lean forward or roll your shoulders. Sit up straight when you start feeling off balance, don't lean forward, lean back...

    But the horse is darling and you look great! Good work!
        02-07-2009, 11:21 PM
    You look really good for it only being your 5th lesson!

    Another thing you'd want to do is have more bend in your elbows.

    Maroni is just gorgeous..i have no idea how old she is though.
        02-07-2009, 11:25 PM
    A better picture of me and Maroni. Lol I'll wait for a few more people to reply before I post her age =). I really don't like mares but she is just amazing! I'm completely spellbound by her!

        02-08-2009, 10:27 AM
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    I say between 18 and 20?
        02-08-2009, 10:47 AM
    Around fifteen is my guess.
        02-08-2009, 12:28 PM
    Just remember heels down, elbows bent! =) Also I think you should bring your lower leg back just a tad. Other than that really good!
        02-08-2009, 12:39 PM
    Not bad for your 5th lesson. The one thing I noticed was your head was down in some of the pictures while you were riding. Since the first day I started riding my eyes were always looking down. Lol. And now it feels so hard for me to correct that. Don't get into a bad habit of doing that because it could be dangerous once you come off the lunge line.

    Overall, really good!! And your horse looks really cute
        02-08-2009, 05:08 PM
    Yeah lol I try to keep my eyes up but I have to look at her shoulders to make sure I'm on the right diagonal. Once I get it, I try to raise my head up. Lol Not to mention, going around in circles makes me dizzy even after just a short time. Lol I tried focusing on things but I was still getting swirling vision. =P

    Maroni is 24 btw. Doesn't she look just amazing!?

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