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        04-05-2013, 04:10 PM
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    English Riding Critique - Now with some 2 point!

    And a different horse!

    After doing some 2 point, I found my leg wanted to be back farther!

    The next thing I need to add to my list of things to work on is my toes.

    Also, I found cantering this horse in a "forward" seat / some kind of 2 point made my life easier! LOL.

         
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        04-07-2013, 01:09 PM
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    Le friendly bump?
         
        04-07-2013, 01:18 PM
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    In an English seat, you want a straight line from shoulder-hip-heel. Notice that it's to the heel, not ankle which many people (including myself, until recently) mistake it to be. Your toe should be at the girth. In the two point especially in this video, your leg is swinging waaaaay too far back. This is probably due to you pinching through your knees to help hold position. Instead, you want to weight your heels down.
         
        04-07-2013, 01:25 PM
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    In an English seat, you want a straight line from shoulder-hip-heel. Notice that it's to the heel, not ankle which many people (including myself, until recently) mistake it to be. Your toe should be at the girth. In the two point especially in this video, your leg is swinging waaaaay too far back. This is probably due to you pinching through your knees to help hold position. Instead, you want to weight your heels down.
    Thank ya!
    It was my first attempt ever at 2 point, so it was a learning experience. When my leg slid back, it meant I had to put more weight in my heels, but I don't have someone on the ground to tell me as it happens so I gotta be my own instructor and find these things out when I go back and watch the videos.

    At least now my leg is a smidge too far back... in my eyes, its better to work with than a chair seat!

    I will be posting a lot of videos, so keep your eyes open!
         
        04-07-2013, 04:59 PM
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    You are twisting too much toward the inside, allowing the horse to leak out through the outside shoulder. YOur horse is overbending and leaning out throught that shoulder, and you are actually "matching" that postition. You want to stay square over your horse. So, the amount of turn in your body should only match the arc/bend you have the horse on. I can also see that your outside elbow and arm are well off of your body, again, allowing, even encouraging, the horse to overbend and leak out through that shoulder.

    Try anchoring your outside upper arm to your ribcage, and maybe even put that hand on the side of the wither to give a very steady oustide rein (make it a bit sorter), then use your inside rein to ask the hrose to just look to the inside of the circel and flex the poll /jaw that way , NOT bend at the base of the neck and through outside shoulder out.

    Don't look SO much toward the inside of the circle, too.
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        04-07-2013, 11:22 PM
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    Thank ya tiny!
    This mare is used to neckreining with a western curb bit, so we fought about that the whole ride. Lol.
    I should have been giving her more leg and outside rein, I agree with you.

    Do you have anything to say as to my position this ride vs the ride on squiggy I posted?
         

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