Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
Well.......do you really want a critique? I will try to not sound critical. Kevin is correct on some issues. There is no balance there. I see a rider struggling to use her aids in a constructive way to help horse to move better.
First, I would put the rider on a lunge line with no reins. I would work to make her legs a seat much deeper and secure. Once this becomes second nature, I would work on her hands. There is very inconsistent contact with the reins. The horse is constantly reaching for the contact, but it is not there.This makes the horse unwilling to move forward into the bridle. Until he does, he will not be able to power from the haunch. Contact is good. It helps the horse as long as it is consistent and giving. Until you can maintain consistent pressure on the reins, the horse will not improve easily.
You are both lovely and able. You just need guidance to "put it all together". I wish you were nearby. I'm going to Paisley Ont. next month to teach some clinics. You anywhere nearby? I have a student who teaches there too. She is really good. She used to ride for the Norwegian national team. Look for help. It is so hard to do it without a knowledgeable person on the ground to advise you.
Last edited by Allison Finch; 11-25-2009 at 09:48 PM.