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        05-23-2010, 01:34 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Critique Pretty Please

    Hey everyone I went to a fun show last weekend and just hoped you guys could critique me a bit. This is me riding my trainer's horse Bubba. He is a 22 year old Quater Horse who struts his stuff in the dressage ring and thought I was crazy for taking him into a gaming show but I think he enjoyed it. I will say that Bubba's, saddle tends to puts me in a bit of a chair seat before you guys tear me apart ;) Just letting you know :) Oh and I'm the one in the purple shirt on the chestnut horse if there is confusion in some of the pictures.









    ^^canter to a halt in simon says......I lost ;)





         
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        05-23-2010, 01:47 PM
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    Super Moderator
    That looks like fun!

    I'm totally not in the know about anything really, but I used to have a major chair seat (in a western saddle though) and it was basically because my stirrups were about one too short. Once I lengthened them a smidge, I magically stopped having a chair seat... Maybe try lengthening your stirrups by one or so and see if that helps? :)
         
        05-23-2010, 01:55 PM
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    Foal
    Hmmm maybe that would help. I'll have to try it but I'm a hunter rider turned dressage rider so i'm really at home with shorter stirrups even though I SHOULD lengthen them :) But I am so excited because I will be taking Bubba to some hunter shows this summer after we get him into jumping mode! So excited!
         
        05-23-2010, 04:43 PM
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    Green Broke
    Wow I just have to say he looks GREAT for 22 he's beautiful. You look good to but I agree maybe just lengthening stirrups 1 or 2 would help
         
        05-23-2010, 05:52 PM
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    Yearling
    I don't have time for a full critique but I will say in your stop picture you definitely need to lower your hands. What you've done is drag your hands up trying to pull his motion back. This brought him out of a frame and hollowed out his back.
    Your stop should come from your seat. After looking at pictures of this horse and how he moves, I would say you could probably get about 70% of your stop from your seat. You should be able to fold your legs lightly against the side of your horse, like whipped cream, settle your seat, and get a whoa. I can jump an entire course on my jumper at a full STRONG prelim pace canter, and drop my reins on his neck and get a stop. It took me about a year to get that, but he'll stop and stay in his frame with a good rounded back.
    You lift your hands, your horse lifts his head.
    If you stopped less off your hands, you would get a nice, tight, quality stop, more then likely square, and probably not have been eliminated (unless the horse "dances" or fidgets)
    :)
         

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