English Critique - Number 3 now?

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        04-08-2013, 08:56 PM
    Green Broke
    English Critique - Number 3 now?

    Tired of me yet!? LOL.

    I just have some stills for you today!

    2 point:



    I did a lot of figure 8's and serpentines at the walk and trot. It worked wonders on this mare!
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        04-09-2013, 10:59 AM
    Green Broke
    Morning bump. Come on guys!
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        04-09-2013, 11:04 AM
    Ok. I'm game, but not tired of you...YET!!! =P
    In the first PICTURE your weight is too forward and you look like you could fall forward or backwards. Try riding 2-point while totally relaxing your stomach muscles. I've heard tightening them instead of your shoulders, but this is advice for people who are not riding long hours. That takes care of itself when your body gets tired.
    You have my problem--looking down too much. Do you have a riding buddy? You could play a game I used when I taught. One of you is the leader and the other has to mimic what the leader does. Then you switch. It gets you to focus forward. Have a friend watch you for diagonals and whatever else you find yourself checking for by looking down.
    Looks like you're having fun. I'll never give up my English saddles!
        04-09-2013, 11:12 AM
    Green Broke
    I don't even know why I look down half the time! I guess I don't even know Im doing it! Worst. Habit. Ever. I know I look waaay ahead of where im going in circles and that makes me drop my shoulder and lean.

    My only riding buddy is my border collie. He makes every circle, figure 8, square and serpentine with me. Lol.

    My 2 point is a great work in progress. Lol. I always need more weight in my heels in it.
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        04-09-2013, 12:45 PM
    1) Look straight on, not under the horses feet.
    2) sit more back in canter
    3) maybe put stirrups one more hole down? Your ankle looks sore.
    4) don't push your leg that far back in canter, that is what causes you to be a lot more forwards..
    The hunter seat looks allright.
    5) put your feet more parallel with the horse, feels like toes go inwards. Don't push the horse on with your heels, but your calves!
    6) could have a bit more contact with the bit to make the horse more round and push him forwards with the legs.
        04-11-2013, 09:11 PM
    Green Broke
    The video:
        04-11-2013, 10:20 PM
    I commented on the video! I forgot to add to look up! And why don't you just continue posting your videos/photos/stills all on one thread so the people who want to critique you can be subscribed and see your threads easily? You might get more critiques that way :)
        04-11-2013, 10:26 PM
    Green Broke
    ^^ Good idea
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        04-12-2013, 07:34 AM
    That... "trot" confused me, I guess its the particular trot that horse does, but I would suggest pushing more with the leg to get more forward, wider steps, but not just a faster "sewing machine".. If the horses goes with wider and forward steps in trot, it will be easier for you to post as well, the rythm should stay about the same, but if he starts running, half halts...

    LOOK UP! You will immediately be more straight and balanced if you look straight.. I have the same issue, but we all need to look everywhere but not the horses ears

    Canter seems ok for the horse, you need to sit deeper.
        04-12-2013, 02:08 PM
    Green Broke
    Her trot.... western show bred horse problems..... lol. The fight for impulsion instead of a sewing machine is hard. Especially when im used to big powerful forward horses.

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