Originally Posted by Golden Horse
I think wearing a sports bra while riding is a very smart idea, baing old and fat and challenged by gravity I wear one, that looks more like an industrial hammock when I show, for fear of distracting the judge!!
For the op, she is young, wearing helmet, boots, breeches, I have no issue with her choice of top. When it's hot most of us wear the flimsiest of shirts anyway, I don't see them offering much protection in a fall in all honesty.
Her choice of clothing, seeing as you can clearly see her body position, should make the task of critique a lot easier, the same pic in a couple of months time with the huge baggy sweat shirt on would actually hide the subtleties of the riders position.
Valid points have been made about perverts, but you never know how many people who fantasize about woman in skin tight breeches are looking at the pics here. Yes there are a lot of sick people in the world, but sometimes we give them to much power over us I think,
I couldn't agree more. This lovely young rider is wearing great footwear and a helmet, and the rider isn't doing anything unsafe. What she is wearing has nothing to do with the purpose of this thread, so how about this suggestion.
If what someone is wearing is bothering, how about you click in the corner of the web browser window and CLOSE that thread and move on.
To get back on topic, you have an absolute great eye. You really need to collect more instead of running at the fence. Sit back and put weight into your heel and lower leg. Make sure you get your leg at the girl, stay supple in her mouth and keep your eye up. I thought you were a bit ahead of yourself when approaching the fence, tho I did appreciate the distance you set up with the pole post fence. It's a great way to help focus on your position while your horse gets the right stride every time.
I suggest you go back to trotting up to your fences and going back to fences. Also something that was hard to judge, but are you on even ground in your picture? I know your arena is on a slope, so it did make me wonder if you are on a slop when approaching your fences?
You guys look absolutely lovely otherwise. I really envy the area you live in. The houses are absolutely beautiful out there.