Critique please!! Tear me apart! (new to forum)

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        09-24-2008, 10:11 PM
    Critique please!! Tear me apart! (new to forum)

    Hi, so this is my first time ever doing this, but I really would like some other people's opinions. But before critiquing, which by the way do not worry about hurting my feelings, you must know a few things. 1. This was my first jumper show. So, I didn't really know what I was doing, and that is why I look so huntery. (and it was my first show over 3 ft!!! ). 2. I know my stirrup has slipped back a bit on my foot in picture no. 1, and my position looks funny in number 2. I can't put my finger on it, so criticize away! Thank you so much!

    Apparently I can't figure out how to add another it will be added soon.
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        09-24-2008, 10:48 PM
    I am no good at critiqing riding and especially jumping so I won't even try.....
    Buuuuttt you two look good in my opinion!!! Your horse is lovely!!

    Welcome to the forum by the way!
        09-25-2008, 10:35 AM
    You guys look great! The only thing I can really see is turn your toes in. Again I'm not a jumper and don't know anything about it. I'm sure someone will be able to help you more.

        09-25-2008, 10:41 PM

    First off, your position is ver nice and solid. There is one issue that is causing some faults.

    Your stirrup position. Your stirrup iron is too far back, it must be placed closer to your toe. Right now, you are unable to sink your weight into your heel and flex your ankle. Because of this, you are unablem to anchor your legs at the girth- and your leg is slipping back. The incorrect iron is also causing stiffness in your lower leg.

    Once you correct your iron, all of your lower leg faults will correct themsleves. You will find it easier to keep your toes in and your leg will not slip back.

    Also, your release is too high. Place your hands a few inches lower on your hroses crest, I should not be able to see your outside hand. You are at the point where you can begin using an automatic release, your losvely horse will benefit!
        09-26-2008, 02:10 PM
    One thing I noticed is your release. It seems as the hand farther away from us is at a nice position, but the hand closest to us looks like it's catching him in the mouth. Maybe you were asking for a lead change? If you were, totally ignore this :P

    But yeah, other than the lower leg thing, you guys look great!
        09-26-2008, 03:09 PM
    First off I'd like to say welcome to the forums! I'm sure you're going to love it here.

    I think that you and your horse make a great pair. You both are very well turned out but there are a few things I would fix.

    Your leg postition is nice except for the fact that you should move your stirrups to the ball of your foot and stretch down into your heel. This will give you more security if your horse takes a long spot or refuses.

    In your release your hands a crooked. I would slide your left hand up the neck to match your other hand so that they're even. If you do that you would have a very good crest release. I also want to suggest practicing an auto release because it seems like you're ready for one.

    Other than those two things you look very good. You're not overjumping or getting left behind, also your leg looks really good and would look almost perfect once you fix your stirrup.

    Overall you two look great. Your horse is adorable and is well turned out. Good luck!
        09-26-2008, 06:08 PM
    I love your horse! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

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