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    03-01-2011, 09:54 PM
  #1
Yearling
Exclamation Equitation Critique!

I know I've posted this video before, but I've never asked for a critique. My trainer says "there's nothing you need to fix" but I feel like there's always something to improve! I normally feel pretty good about my equitation, but my goal is to make it back in the equitation over fences at the world show this year. So, I need to work my butt off and be some serious competition! I know I need to work on keeping my leg still and consistency through my roll backs, but what else? I'm also working on keeping my back a little more flat over fences rather than the arch. I have a naturally arched back so it's actually a struggle for me to keep it flat. Please let me know what you think! Please no critique on the horse, just my riding Thanks!


Also, if anyone has any exercises that work, let me know! I'm willing to do anything!
     
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    03-01-2011, 10:06 PM
  #2
Foal
I like your eq, I'd just work a little on your legs. What I am doing right not to shape up is riding laps in 2pt with my hands out like airplanes. Squats at the gym also help. This will strengthen your thighs and will help your let stay more still. It's not that you have a problem per se, but I think you could improve there. I like your straight back, but I did notice that you are a little distracting in your half seat. You bounce a little bit. Try moving your hips instead of absorbing shock in your legs. Have your hips follow him back and forth, up and down versus absorbing up and down shock in legs. That gives the illusion of a weak leg, though you very well may be strong. My favorite exercise for that is hula hooping. That's my 2 cents. I love that horse.
     
    03-01-2011, 10:09 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ocalagirl    
I like your eq, I'd just work a little on your legs. What I am doing right not to shape up is riding laps in 2pt with my hands out like airplanes. Squats at the gym also help. This will strengthen your thighs and will help your let stay more still. It's not that you have a problem per se, but I think you could improve there. I like your straight back, but I did notice that you are a little distracting in your half seat. You bounce a little bit. Try moving your hips instead of absorbing shock in your legs. Have your hips follow him back and forth, up and down versus absorbing up and down shock in legs. That gives the illusion of a weak leg, though you very well may be strong. My favorite exercise for that is hula hooping. That's my 2 cents. I love that horse.
Thanks! I'm actually getting a gym membership as soon as I get my car so I'll definitely be doing that! Thanks for the compliment on Moose, he's just been awesome in the equitation, he loves it! I trained him everything he knows, I think he's just been broke for the past year so I've been slacking in my equitation practices(:
     
    03-01-2011, 10:11 PM
  #4
Foal
I understand, I've been putting miles on my TB and I developed a trainers hunch. Honestly, my gym membership was the best thing that ever happened to my riding. My trainer says that if we expect our horses to be athletes, then we ought to be in shape too. I wish more riders would go to the gym, even to just do a little running or yoga!!

What world competition are you looking at?
     
    03-01-2011, 10:12 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ocalagirl    
I understand, I've been putting miles on my TB and I developed a trainers hunch. Honestly, my gym membership was the best thing that ever happened to my riding. My trainer says that if we expect our horses to be athletes, then we ought to be in shape too. I wish more riders would go to the gym, even to just do a little running or yoga!!

What world competition are you looking at?
American Quarter Horse Youth World Championships I've been there the past 2 years, and third times the charm! Just getting a call back would make my year!
     
    03-01-2011, 10:15 PM
  #6
Foal
Very cool. That's in Ft. Worth right? I live right outside of Ft. Worth. Just keep up the good work, I'm sure you will get a call back.
     
    03-01-2011, 10:17 PM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ocalagirl    
Very cool. That's in Ft. Worth right? I live right outside of Ft. Worth. Just keep up the good work, I'm sure you will get a call back.
Nope! Used to be! It's in Oklahoma City. It has been for the past 3 years
     
    03-01-2011, 10:20 PM
  #8
Foal
Oh right, Paints are in Ft. Worth. Haha. Well good luck!!
     
    03-01-2011, 10:22 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ocalagirl    
Oh right, Paints are in Ft. Worth. Haha. Well good luck!!
Thank you! It's in the beginning of August and its broad casted live on the internet!
     
    03-01-2011, 10:56 PM
  #10
Yearling
Bumpp!
     

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