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        05-03-2008, 07:10 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    flatwork critique

    Fire away. I think I should lower my stirrups a few holes?









    Thanks guys
         
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        05-03-2008, 07:30 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    1. Close your hands
    2. Thumb on top
    3. Give with your elbows
    4. Elbows by your side
    5. Roll your shoulders back
    6. Sit forward in some photes
    7. In some photoes your toes are sticking out
    8. Heels down
    9. Head up

    That's being fairly critiqual
    You have a wonderful seat thou...
         
        05-03-2008, 08:48 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    Love-a-hero took the words straight out of my mouth. If you work on those few things you will look fantastic. Oh and by the way your horse is so cute, I love his bridle.
         
        05-03-2008, 10:05 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by love-a-hero
    1. Close your hands
    2. Thumb on top
    3. Give with your elbows
    4. Elbows by your side
    5. Roll your shoulders back
    6. Sit forward in some photes
    7. In some photoes your toes are sticking out
    8. Heels down
    9. Head up

    That's being fairly critiqual
    You have a wonderful seat thou...
    Same critique
         
        05-03-2008, 12:06 PM
      #5
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by brittx6x6
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by love-a-hero
    1. Close your hands
    2. Thumb on top
    3. Give with your elbows
    4. Elbows by your side
    5. Roll your shoulders back
    6. Sit forward in some photes
    7. In some photoes your toes are sticking out
    8. Heels down
    9. Head up

    That's being fairly critiqual
    You have a wonderful seat thou...
    Same critique
    Sameee!
    Looks pretty good otherwise, your horse is pretty!
         
        05-03-2008, 03:46 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    I second what everyone else said, and your stirrups are fine.

    Pretty horse and nice bridle! Where did you get it?
         
        05-03-2008, 04:08 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by love-a-hero
    1. Close your hands
    2. Thumb on top
    3. Give with your elbows
    4. Elbows by your side
    5. Roll your shoulders back
    6. Sit forward in some photes
    7. In some photoes your toes are sticking out
    8. Heels down
    9. Head up

    That's being fairly critiqual
    You have a wonderful seat thou...
    I would say the same.

    Your horse is great. I like it. The mixed colours which your horse wears look interesting.
         
        05-03-2008, 09:23 PM
      #8
    Foal
    I agree with above posters.

    Fix those hands, thumbs up! Shoulders back and lift up your chest, remember not to be stiff. Relax your seat. You look a bit stiff through your hip, in one picture you've fallen back on your butt. Remember to stay on thse seatbones. Don't let that lower leg slide forward, send your weight into your lower leg and heel, but don't squeeze too much or else you'll pop back.

    Look up and where you are going. Looking down will put your horse on the forehand. And he is already.

    Give your horse more leg. You are riding mostly with your hands, his head is on the vertical but his back is not engaged. Get him to lift his back up and move with energy into guiding hands.

    Forward, forward, forward!!

    Use your seat to prevent him steady, don't pull with your hands and force him into a stiff frame.

    Stiff hands equals stiff horse.

    Other than that, you guys look great! Your horse has such a pretty face!
         
        05-04-2008, 06:11 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    I agree with everyone else but in a few pictures maybe keep you feet a little more behind you should only be able to see a very tip of your boot.
         
        05-05-2008, 12:59 AM
      #10
    Yearling
    Thanks.

    Yes she has always been very on the forhand, a very hard horse to get soft. She has moments where she she relaxes and softens thru her back. She's doing it more and more often now. But definitely not the time those fotos were taken.

    The bridle was custom made by Horse Sense, an Aussie company.
         

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