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post #1 of 15 Old 05-26-2009, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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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!

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-26-2009, 01:01 PM
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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!


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post #3 of 15 Old 05-26-2009, 01:58 PM
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Cute pics Jenny (but you look like you are 12 years old (lol))

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


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post #4 of 15 Old 05-26-2009, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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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!

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Some day you will appreciate that!

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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(but you look like you are 12 years old (lol))
Yeah, I thought that too.

He's cute. How tall is he at 3 yo?
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so first off your horse is so cute and so well mannered for a 3 yr old!

You are looking down in a lot in the pictures and in turn that brings your whole upper body forward- with you it is slightly but I see it :)

Also your heal isn't really down- it's more level, id like to see them down more

Lastly is it really necessary to wear the spurs? This may totally be a personal opinion but when they are young I hate to use and aid - it just makes them learn to ignore it at a younger age ya know?

JDI I can't stand HUS either but Farm that isn't your fault :)

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Kitten Val, I haven't "sticked" him in a while but last summer he was just about 15.3 some I'm geussing he's still right around there...

Kchfuller, He is spur-broke so the spur is actually used as an aid to slow him and stop. It isn't used to make him go, that's just a "flutter" of the lower leg.... He will ride w/out them though....

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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 ;)


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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...

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