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    09-06-2009, 06:56 PM
  #1
Yearling
Flatwork 15 minutes after getting bucked off...please critique!

WELL. This morning I was planning on getting video of me doing training 1 dressage test but there was a thunderstorm. We were in the indoor arena and the rain hitting the roof is really loud, so he spooked. He bucked maybe 5 times before I gave up and slid off xD (I know I'm a wimp but the back of the saddle was jamming into my spine and I forgot one rein stop. I never think of the one rein until AFTER a spook!). So all I have is a flatwork video for you guys to pick apart. I would like to know what am I doing that is good, what am I doing that is bad/incorrect. It is kind of long, I would suggest starting at 1:50 in the video and watch as much as you can before you keel over with boredom. He looks so innocent and relaxed in this because the rain stopped. Oh, the joys of owning and riding a young green horse -.-

     
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    09-06-2009, 07:29 PM
  #2
Trained
I made it through 4 minutes! ZZzzzz. I'm working a double shift, so if I can't ride, I might as well watch somebody else ride. Your horse is adorable. Other than bucking you off, he seems very sweet and willing. Nothing jumps out at me about your position. You obviously have good instructor who is teaching you proper position and rein contact. You horse is bracing against the contact a bit. I'm sure him being 5 has something to do with that. Instead of continuing on 20 meter circles, I would spiral him and and out when he starts to get stiff, so he can get a better feel for the outside rein. I also don't think it would kill him to add a little more impulsion and get him to reach into the contact a bit more. He's a young horse. Great start! I do agree about the joys of owning a green 5 year old! Hee hee.
     
    09-06-2009, 07:39 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
I made it through 4 minutes! ZZzzzz. I'm working a double shift, so if I can't ride, I might as well watch somebody else ride. Your horse is adorable. Other than bucking you off, he seems very sweet and willing. Nothing jumps out at me about your position. You obviously have good instructor who is teaching you proper position and rein contact. You horse is bracing against the contact a bit. I'm sure him being 5 has something to do with that. Instead of continuing on 20 meter circles, I would spiral him and and out when he starts to get stiff, so he can get a better feel for the outside rein. I also don't think it would kill him to add a little more impulsion and get him to reach into the contact a bit more. He's a young horse. Great start! I do agree about the joys of owning a green 5 year old! Hee hee.
"other than bucking me off" lol. He has never bucked before with me, but then again he has never been in an indoor arena during a thunder storm. After I fell off he trotted and turned around and started walking back towards me with a concerned look on his face. I'm very proud of him because I was pretty nervous in this flatwork vid and my mind was racing around not focusing and he didn't go crazy. He braces the contact because his past owners trained him with rollkur, my trainer and I are currently working on weeding it out of him (it is basically INGRAINED in his mind to avoid the contact, either by going above or below the bit). Sadly that is not my trainer but a clinic instructor who comes about once a month.
     
    09-06-2009, 07:43 PM
  #4
Trained
Once a month is better than having no trainer, or worse, a bad trainer. Too bad about the rolkur, poor boy. You're doing a great job with him. That looks like a very comfy trot.
     
    09-07-2009, 08:21 PM
  #5
Yearling
BUMP -.- come on guys.
     
    09-09-2009, 05:39 PM
  #6
Foal
You have a BEAUTIFUL horse! He has a lovely, graceful trot. You also have an awesome instructer...I'm jealous!
     
    09-09-2009, 05:57 PM
  #7
Foal
Wow nice riding! Especially after being bucked off you did really well. Your horse is SUCH a pretty mover! I love him :) your postion and everything was great. Keep up the good work!

P.S. I watched all 8:11 minutes of it
     

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