Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Dublin is quite beautiful!
Please correct me if I don't seem to make sense with your situation...In a couple of the equitation photos, you/Dublin appear to be jumping off to your right side of the jump. For equitation, shouldn't your be coming in and out pretty straight through the center of the jump??
Also, in a couple of the photos, when you are in between jumps, you appear to be leaning just a bit to one side, or a bit forward...again, I am not sure where these photos are taken (approach, just after landing, etc.), and how appropriate/inappropriate your leaning is for the situation.
In your last photo, while you are over the jump, you appear to be looking in another direction (possibly to the next jump)? Just curious? Is this okay in equitation classes? Or should you begin your landing before looking? (I myself have not jumped in a long while, and am going off general knowledge and the critiques given to the rider of my gelding).
Again, I don't know the situation of you and your horse, but is Dublin wanting to stretch out his neck at all over the jumps? Is your contact in the position that his head/neck is taking over the jumps or is he being restricted? I am mostly referring to the first photo - possibly this appearance is related to being left behind as Kansas_Twister suggested?
You are a lovely pair :)