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post #1 of 13 Old 11-09-2010, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Eventer trial critique.

So our pony club ran an eventer trial this weekend on Sunday, here's a pic of me and my mare (pretty bad) so critique till your hearts content. 44170.jpg

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-09-2010, 08:14 PM
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I am not a jumper so I may be wronf but from what I have heard ,
Your leg looks like it slid way back
Other then that like I said I don't jump so im not sure :]
Gorgous horse tho!! :]

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post #3 of 13 Old 11-09-2010, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Yeh my leg is pretty far back, tis a bit hard as im in a stock saddle.


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post #4 of 13 Old 11-09-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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And thanks she is pretty cute, she's my baby :]


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post #5 of 13 Old 11-09-2010, 10:44 PM
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I think if you were to raise your stirrups a bit, you could maintain a stronger leg over the jumps...I should think jumping in a hornless stock saddle would be heaps easier than trying in a western!hahaha... but yeah, I would definitely start with raising your irons a bit, and see if that doesn't help you break over properly, and keep your leg stable and underneath you!

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post #6 of 13 Old 11-10-2010, 07:31 PM
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I second shortening your stirrup ups. Your leg is very far back, resulting in your pinching with your knees
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post #7 of 13 Old 11-10-2010, 11:30 PM
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Really nice looking horse, reminds me a lot of my first horse, and gave me that warm feeling. Your leg is sliding way too far back, and it is no fault of the saddle. I think that you could also give a bit more release with your hands.
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post #8 of 13 Old 11-11-2010, 12:20 AM
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Yeep, the main problem is your leg. Having your leg that far back has caused you to thrust your whole upper body over her neck. Its funny how having one thing wrong (your leg) affects the rest of your position. Oh and your not looking to your next jump :)
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post #9 of 13 Old 11-11-2010, 06:56 AM
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I would definitely agree with shortening your irons so you have a more secure base, it looks like you needed your hands to balance bacause you lost your leg. They look like they came up over the fence instead of following her mouth. Your horse is adorable by the way!
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post #10 of 13 Old 11-11-2010, 09:46 AM
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So, beautiful horse! What a cutie!
What I would suggest is shortening your stirrup at least until your jumping leg becomes stronger. Your hands could also be a little more giving because your horse will stretch their neck over the fence. Pretend there is a magnet pulling your hands and feet foward as you go over the fence. Keep your butt in the saddle a little more too, if you can. As the jumps get bigger, you should come out, but when they're still under a comfortable height, just use your rear as an anchor to the saddle, and lean slightly forward. That will also help you to NEVER ever lean to far forward and have some horse take advantage of that. Hope this helps. Thanks!
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