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        03-31-2013, 05:13 PM
    Green Broke
    English Critique

    I would post the video, but Squiggy was being a down-right turd today, and I really don't want to share it. -le sigh-

    But, here are some stills!
    Posting is much easier out in the open where she'll actually give me something to work with!

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        03-31-2013, 06:04 PM
    It's looking pretty good! You may want to put your hands forward a bit more. In the first pic especially, your hands are back and she is being resistant to the bit by raising her head. She doesn't seem to be on the bit, but she looks better in the last photo.
        03-31-2013, 06:11 PM
    Green Broke
    I will be sure to keep that in mind! Its alwaya nicer when she is behaving and I can relax and focus on what im doing instead of focusing on what she's going to try next
        04-01-2013, 09:29 PM
    Moving your hands in a more forward position and shortening your reins, lengthening your stirrups so then your leg doesn't have such an acute angle, leaning further back so then you create a head - shoulder - hip - heel line (aka each of those body parts should be one on top of the other), lift your head so you aren't looking down (this helps keep your back straight and in turn allows the horse to move under themselves).
    Otherwise your heel position & depth look great, your leg appears to be staying still and not swinging (can't tell that for sure without a vid sorry!), and your elbow angle is great - as well as hand height. If you look in the second picture you are creating a elbow - hand - bit line, with the reins connecting it all together.
    Good luck and I hope this helps!
        04-01-2013, 09:56 PM
    I see the reins change a lot in these 3 photos. Make sure you don't bring the reins up with you when you post, and don't pull your horse into contact.. push your horse into the bridle. It'll make more sense once you start focusing more on forward rather than a frame.

    Nice leg position though I'd drop your stirrup one hole.. you appear perched. :) Look up!
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        04-01-2013, 10:54 PM
    Green Broke
    My stirrups feel comfortable where they are. I fear that if I drop them a hole my lower leg will start moving. Ifeel like its much more solid at this length.

    As I said in my original post, squiggy was being a turd so my reins changed a lot, yes.
        04-02-2013, 11:03 PM
    The reason anyone provides feedback is to help you, not hinder you.

    Please keep an open mind.
        04-03-2013, 01:10 PM
    Green Broke
    You're welcome to come try and ride Squiggy on one of her bad days. Its difficult enough in my western saddle sometimes. Throw in an unfamiliar saddle and its a challeng and a half
        04-03-2013, 01:25 PM
    Green Broke
    I don't want to be rude about it but every post I've made on this thread I've said my horse was being awful. And its been ignored every time. Out of the 5 rides she's had after the whole winter off, this is the only ride I did any training work or asking anything from her. Of course she's going to be a little fresh and difficult.
        04-03-2013, 04:45 PM
    Originally Posted by QHriderKE    
    I don't want to be rude about it but every post I've made on this thread I've said my horse was being awful. And its been ignored every time. Out of the 5 rides she's had after the whole winter off, this is the only ride I did any training work or asking anything from her. Of course she's going to be a little fresh and difficult.
    We know how horses can be, and we didn't say you were riding her badly. You gave us a few photos and we talked you through what changes you could make to improve your own positioning.

    It's called horse riding critique, not bashing the rider or praising her for sticking it out on a difficult ride.

    No doubt we are proud that you have put yourself out there in a new discipline and given it a go and seem to be doing well. But this section focuses on improvements.
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