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        01-30-2010, 05:54 PM
    Critique us :P

    This was kind of average.. not my best but not my worst so whatever.

    Be as detailed/harsh as you like and critique the horse too please! (the horse is Misty and it was her.. 4th? Ride after having 1-2years of due to having a foal.)
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        01-30-2010, 06:09 PM
    I think she lookd great!

    For you:

    ~ Heels down

    ~ Hands up

    ~ In some your lower leg is swinging behind you too far.

    ~ In alot your leaning forward make sure you sit up straight.
        01-30-2010, 06:19 PM
    Thank you! If I get a chance to ride today I'll work on some of that.
        01-30-2010, 06:20 PM
    Green Broke
    You look a little tight on the reins in most of the pics. I am not just going by how straight they look but the expression on your horses face and body as well. Other than that and what has already been mentioned, you look ok.
        01-30-2010, 06:36 PM
    Beautiful horse! Some things I knowticed,
    -your leg is too far back in most of the pictures, try bringing back your shoulders and pushing your chest out.
    -like the other posters your reins are a little tight, loosen them up just a little and bring your hands up
    -your girls head is a little behind the verticle, so just make sure you are pushing her foward.

    Verry beautiful girl! Keep up the great work!
        01-30-2010, 06:39 PM
    Ok sweet... I now have a good idea of what I need to work on. I think I was quite tense because I had only ridden her a couple of times before and this was her first time ever out on the road.
        01-30-2010, 08:20 PM
    -Sit up straighter.
    -Lower leg too far back.
    -Loosen your reins, I've ridden a mare who also had an extended neckline(best way I can describe it) and it feels weird riding with such long reins but they need it to be comfy and work their best.
    -Relax, if you don't feel completely relaxed on her then just take it nice and slow. No need to rush either of you.

    She's a very good looking mare especially in the pictures where she's lowered her head and extended her neck. She looks a bit more relaxed in them but you need to back off them reins.
        01-30-2010, 09:20 PM
    Thumbs on top!
        02-01-2010, 04:14 AM
    Very nice little mare you have on your hands. Others have already pointed out what I would say on your position so I won't comment.
    I would like to see her a little looser, I like to have my babies nice and big, loose and swinging more than up with the poll at the highest point. She looks far more relaxed in the photo's where head neck is being carried lower.
    At this stage, all you want if for her to go, stop and turn more than look pretty. Have her react immediately off your aids and then work from there. Some trot-canter-trot transitions will really help you to warm up her back and get her loose, but because she's only young don't over do it.
    Lots of changes of rein and transitions will get her nice and loose. The biggest thing is to have her relaxed through her back to help her build up those muscles. It will take a while for her back to develop enough to get true swing and throughness, but to develop that you want to get her working actively behind and light in the bridle.

    Good luck with her, she's a very flashy little mare!
        02-01-2010, 04:37 AM
    Thanks heaps Kayty that has given me alot to think about and work on! And thank you for the compliments on the mare I am planning to go far with this horse.

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