I was wondering if you could possibly critique my riding. The first video shows old riding from 2011 and 2012 I think, maybe some from 2010, the dates are on the video in the bottom left hand corner, I added these just for a comparison but would like you to critique the second video please.
The second video shows my ride from today, I've made the video into clips so that it's not so long, it shows my trot (posting and sitting), walk, canter and some trot poles.
So far, I can see that
-I lean back way too far in the sitting trot and also into the canter a bit, but not so bad as sitting trot.
-My elbows could be more relaxed and bent sometimes
-I think I'm tense in my shoulders but I'm not too sure.
But I feel that my leg is more secure and my seat is better too. I hope I've improved my canter because I had a lot of problems with that a year and a half ago and now I am completely comfortable and happy with it.
Have I shown any progression since the old videos (I hope so).
and would you be able to tell me what I'm doing right and wrong in my new video please?
Please do not critique the horse, hes not mine he's the riding schools. I'm the only person who really rides him as he isn't really a riding school horse, he's about 15hh I think, hes about 22 and his name Is Eric, hes a lovely horse, can be spooky or lazy but generally hes a lovely ride. (could anyone take a guess at his, or the dapple greys breeds, I'd love to know peoples ideas, I have no idea)
Thank you so much and be as harsh as you want, I will listen and try everything suggested.
Old riding video
New riding video
(I couldn't figure out the whole posting video thing, so here are the links, I hope you can see them. Just click on the title of the video to take you to youtube)