I don't know if this link will work or not... we are "Just a Top Vantage". He's only 3 so please take that into consideration when you critique him. The last pics are of us western and they are awful. I really fell apart. My shoulders are slumped, I'm looking down, I'm hunched and forward, my legs are forward... I don't know what happened!
I'm sorry I have to say it - I hate that HUS people have draped reins while under english saddle.
Anyways, not your fault, it's a trend - but one that drives me batty!!
You can really see the consistency in the stride - some pictures look photoshopped because he's in the same position and the background has changed! He really is quite cute.
You really need to work on those shoulders and arms - shoulders rolled back, chest open, looking up, arms bent, wrists straight and thumbs on top :)
I think you two are an awesome pair that can really do well, just need more miles in the showring!
Thanks guys! Ugh...shoulders back and look up! You'd think it would be engraved by now! And Bill... they actually thought I was in the wrong class when I went into my age group for Amatuer... I had to tell them my age.... teehee... They thought I was a youngin!
This is not a knock at you Farmpony, but rather WP in its entirety ... you wouldn't need to spur stop if you kept contact, and rode from leg-seat-hand ;)
Being an hunt rider switching over the the AQHA world... I can completely agree w/ what you said! I just...well... Go with the flow? It's definitely a different world for me. I think that is why I'm having such a difficult time with the transition...