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    07-29-2010, 03:31 PM
Flat and O/F

Feel free to let me know anything !

In the second photo I do realize it looks like im laying on her but it was the winter and I have a big puffy coat on !
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    07-29-2010, 05:39 PM
In the second picture you are toed out and it looks like your leg has slipped back. But in the first picture all I can see is that you need your heels down. Maybe shorten your stirrups 1 hole? But you and your horse make a lovely team. Great job! :)
    07-30-2010, 10:40 AM
Thanks so much we've worked really hard together .
I do agree with my toes in the second picture , duck toes eww haha
    07-30-2010, 10:43 AM
Some flat photos as they didnt add last time I also threw in a confo critique :)

Thanks guys
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    07-31-2010, 01:44 AM
In the first jumping pic it looks like your a little bit ahead, but I your leg looks nice and solid!

In the last flat pic your hands look a little low, I would say pick them up a little bit.
    07-31-2010, 03:37 PM
You have a beautiful horse, and everything look pretty good in the first picture. It looks like your leg is your issue in the second jumping picture. Your toes are pointing out and your leg has slipped back in the second jumping pic. This makes you less stable, and can be dangerous. I think that is why you are so close to her neck in that picture. Not quite laying on her, but definitely not secure. Maybe you are less comfortable with that height? I would do a lot of 2point on the flat to build leg strength. I had problems with that and my trainer put me in 2point for an entire lesson. Ouch! But it works. With a stronger leg, your toes might improve.
    08-03-2010, 10:29 AM
Thanks so much everyone , I will work on those things !
    08-04-2010, 10:37 PM
First Pic: Looks pretty near perfect as far as your position goes. All I can see is that you are jumping ahead ( crotch over pommel rather than over the seat). Release is great, upper body posture is good, leg is solid, no complaints!
Second pic: You really lost your leg here, which has caused you to lay on his/her neck. You've dropped your elbows- therefore defeating the purpose of a crest release. But you still have your heel down and a nice flat back. Not bad.
Third pic: Thumbs-up! Open your shoulders and keep your hands a little lower. Good other than that.
Fourth pic: Not too much of a conformation critique but he looks decently put together. Looks to be lacking muscle in the hind quarters and shoulder area. An upright shoulder from what I can see, which will limit the movement of his fore-legs. A flatter croup is good for endurance but not as much speed. On the back, his cannon bones look a little long but hey, what do I know!?
Fifth pic: Hands are a little low but looks fine otherwise.
    08-09-2010, 09:21 AM
Thanks :) Very helpful

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