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post #1 of 8 Old 06-04-2012, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for yet another picture, but could you please judge this?? I couldn't figure out how to legally copy and paste it, so this is the url:
PhotoReflect - SL Photography - CVSJA 5-27-12

Could you please judge my position and Shadow's form? I would like to say though that my half-pad is HUGE so it looks like I'm resting on my saddle, but I'm really not.... Thanks!!!! Also, I would like to say thank you for putting up with my overload of pics and videos :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-04-2012, 06:22 PM
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Hey can I borrow your position for my eq. Class this weekend??? No critiques here... Lovely position and release , you have long long release closing your hip which makes the position looks so put together. At first glance I though move your but back an inch, but to be honest I think then I would want to say move up an inch.

Great great great picture . You should buy it

My added comment: I cheated and looked at the rest of you, and the one you post is great, your horse is jumping up to you and doing the job you asked. ( you didn't post so no comment on them ) I'm glad the photographer got more than just one shot of you. And it shows you obviously know what to do and when to do it you just need your horse to be there.

And again.. You should buy that pictures and put it up in every room in the house!!!

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-04-2012, 08:46 PM
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Looking good. For that particular picture, I would say you are over jumping just a tad causing your leg to slip back also just a tad. Otherwise, good job!
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-06-2012, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much!
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-11-2012, 12:42 PM
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After creeping around on our pony's page trying to figure out what you do, it appears ya'll do a bit of everything. Good for you!

Starting with your pony, she looks fabulous! You've gotta love those pricked ears, she's having fun! Nice spot, good tuck with the front legs, you've got a great little jumper there!

Your leg looks very solid over this fence. It may have slipped back just a little bit, but not noticeably. If you're finding that your leg is consistantly slipping a bit, I'd recommend lots of two-point work. If you focus on sinking all of your weight into your heels while you do it, you'll find that your legs will become a lot stronger and much more secure. Especially for cross country a strong leg is essential.

Your crest release is more than adequate for this size of fence, but that's not a bad thing.

The only little note I have for the future is to watch your upper body. You've gotten into the typical hunter equitation ride, and it looks pretty good. But especially on cross country or in Pony Club events, I'd keep my upper body a bit further back. Instead of thinking A jump! Let me throw my body foreward! I'd focus on letting the jump close your hip angle and sink you into your heels.

Over all, a really nice fence there! Pony looks happy, you look very safe and secure, wonderful jump!
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-11-2012, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-17-2012, 02:11 PM
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Ditto kindraeventing. You look like you're overjumping a little, and in a few of the pictures you have a bit of a roached back. I'd be willing to guess that if you get a big spot you get popped a little on the landing and sit up too quickly. Pretend like the jump isn't there and don't change anything on the approach; let the jump come up to you. You could also use a little more depth in your heel to help secure your leg a little better. Overall, not bad. Your pony is adorable! :)

Worth The Wait <3
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-17-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! My coach is trying to work my bad habits out of me... It may take a while hahahaha
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