Eventing Critique! - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wisconsin<3
Posts: 190
• Horses: 1
Eventing Critique!

Here are some pics of me riding Desi in my first lesson with my new trainer! This is also the 2nd. Time I've ridden her. (:
I need eventing style critique!

equinegirl26 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 269
• Horses: 1
IMO, this horse looks very green. I would do more flatwork with her before doing any jumping. She also looks a little thin...
arrowattack09 is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wisconsin<3
Posts: 190
• Horses: 1
She is not green at all, she is a little hot, but is very well trained.
Desi's on grain twice a day and she is an arab/saddlebred mare also.
equinegirl26 is offline  
post #4 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,751
• Horses: 2
I, too , thought the horse looked a bit green. What I see is that she is not engaged. I mean, she is strung out, leaving her hind end hanging out behind her, not picking up her feet , but rather kind of shuffling along through the sand, and bracing her back. With a NSH it is always challenging because they do tend to be hot and want to be very bracing in the neck and back. She needs lots of warm up where you get her moving freely forward and work on encouraging her to reach down and foreward with her neck and reach well under herself with her hind.
tinyliny is online now  
post #5 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 03:40 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 269
• Horses: 1
She is very heavy on her forehand and not balanced very well
Posted via Mobile Device
arrowattack09 is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 03:58 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 553
• Horses: 2
Make sure sheis bending through her rib cage and not just in her neck. Also, point your toes forwards, not to the side. Your stirrups look a little long for jumping though so that might be the reason you're doing that. Keep your collarbones broad by rolling them up back and down. Also remember to keep your elbows closer to your hips, but still allow up and down movement through them. Keep a straight line between your ears, hips and heels (look at pictures 4&6). The last picture looks pretty good apart from your toes pointing out... good job :) This would be a harder horse to event because she looks so stiff and isn't flexing or engaging her hind end. Do you lease her or is she a lesson pony?
Ashsunnyeventer is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 04:00 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 553
• Horses: 2
PS- you can tell that she isn't engaged in her hind end because she isn't over tracking... her hind leg should step in the hoof print from her front leg when trotting. If she does this she will also have a rounder back and more compressed shape
Ashsunnyeventer is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wisconsin<3
Posts: 190
• Horses: 1
Yeah, she has been out of work for about a year, and she was bending correctly towards the end of the lesson, we just don't have any pics.
equinegirl26 is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wisconsin<3
Posts: 190
• Horses: 1
I'm leasing her also.
My old trainer taught me to do all of these things and she said they were correct for hunter, so that is why my form isn't the best.
equinegirl26 is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 08-23-2012, 08:29 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: keremeos, bc
Posts: 24
• Horses: 0
What a sweet looking mare that needs Food and Conditioning before I even would think about eventing. Take the time with her and learn on her.
darlaflack is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Critique for eventing? AfleetAlex Horse Conformation Critique 22 07-27-2012 03:12 AM
Critique TB for lower level eventing MicKey73 Horse Conformation Critique 5 04-29-2012 08:13 PM
Eventing Horse Critique Crazypurple Horse Riding Critique 8 07-02-2011 07:25 PM
Conformation critique on eventing prospect EquineEnthusiast Horse Riding Critique 2 03-19-2011 10:01 PM
Eventing Critique Please! MightyEventer Horse Riding Critique 36 10-04-2010 12:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome